Volkswagen Polo GT TDI and TSI: Official Technical Specifications and details

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Volkswagen first introduced its B-Segment hatchback, the Polo, in India back in 2009. The typical European styling caught everyone’s attention and the hatchback instantly found a fan following for itself in the country. The introduction the new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine took the game several notches higher. But the manufacturer had no plans to stop there. Hence, it announced the introduction of the performance oriented GT series into the Indian car market. The GT series will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines which are re-tuned to produce more horses under the hood.

Volkswagen would be officially launching the GT series tomorrow and we would be covering the launch event live to get all the updates for you. But for now, we got our hands on the official technical specifications and the list of features that these new variants would receive and here is how it looks like.

Technical Specifications:

VariantPolo GT TSIPolo GT TDI
Engine and Transmission
Versions1.2 TSI Engine1.5 TDI Engine
Engine Type4-Cylinder In-line4-Cylinder In-line
Displacement (cc)11971498
Bore x Stroke (mm)71.0 x 75.677 x 80.5
Fuel Efficiency (km/l)*17.2119.91
Transmission7-Speed DSG5-Speed MT
Gear Ratios
Max Power PS (kW) @ rpm105 (77) @ 5000105 (77) @ 4400
Max Torque (Nm) @ rpm175 @ 1500-4100250 @1500-2500
TypeElectronic Power Steering
Turning Radius4.97
Kerb Weight (kg)11091148
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)15801620
Exterior Dimensions
Length (mm)39713971
Width (mm)16821682
Height (mm)14691469
Wheelbase (mm)24692469
Front/Rear track (mm)1460/14561460/1456
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)165165
Tyres and Wheels185/60 R15 (Alloys)185/60 R15 (Alloys)
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)4545

* Test result of Rule 115 of CMVR

At the heart of the petrol variant is an 1197cc 4-cylinder engine that puts outs 105 PS of power and 175Nm of torque. The diesel unit, on the other hand, is a 1498cc 4-pot engine that also produces 105 PS of power but a healthier 250Nm of torque. The petrol variant gets a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox while the diesel receives a 5-speed manual transmission.

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In terms of looks, there is hardly any difference between the standard Polo and the GT series. The GT series receives a ‘GT’ badge on the front bumper and onto the threshold. It also gets a redesigned 5-spoke 15-inch 15-inch ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels are made from one-piece cast aluminium and are light in weight. The ORVM get an all black housings.

On the inside, the new Polo GT TSI and TDI get dual tone seats with height adjustments for the driver. The upholstery is made of ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric which gives the new Polo GT a premium feel.

Here is the list of features that the two new variants will receive:

Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP)YesNo
Hill-hold ControlYesNo
Dual front airbags, driver and passenger sideYesYes
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)YesYes
Dual-beam halogen headlamps in black finishYesYes
New front fog lamp design with cornering lampsYesYes
Outside mirrors and rear spoiler in Deep BlackYesYes
Chrome application on air damYesYes
15-inch, ‘Estrada’ alloy wheels (Set of 4)YesYes
‘GT’ badge on front grilleYesYes
New front and rear bumper and new tail lamp designYesYes
Sporty flat-bottom steering wheel design with controls for audio, Bluetooth and Voice CommandYesYes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and Piano Black FinishYesYes
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and handbrake lever handleYesYes
Superior ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric upholsteryYesYes
Aluminium pedal clusterYesYes
‘GT’ doorstep garnishYesYes
Ambient lightsYesYes
Driver-side dead pedalYesYes
Piano Black finish on front centre consoleYesYes
‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioningYesYes
CD/MP3 player with USB, Aux-in, SD card input and 4 SpeakersYesYes
Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and Voice command (depending on mobile handset capacity)YesYes
Monochrome MFD (Multi-Function Display) includes travelling time, distance travelled, digital speed display, average speed, fuel efficiencyYesYes
Rear parking sensorsYesYes

Volkswagen will officially launch the new Polo GT TSI and TDI tomorrow and we would be covering the event live to get you more details and prices. So don’t forget to tune into Motoroids for the updates.

Till then, do share your thoughts on these technical specifications and features released by Volkswagen.

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