If the New Polo launch last week didn’t excite you much, we have better news in store for you.
The Polo GP (code-name for the new Polo) was a total refresh, in and out. With a new 1.5L TDI engine with 90PS and 230 N-m, VW has managed to fit in the sweet spot, offering the right amount of power with a sorted dynamic package. New bumpers, headlamps and tail lamps smartened the already good looking exterior. The flat bottomed steering wheel, new MFD, footwell lights, addition of the dead pedal and inverted L shaped head rests make sure that the interior doesn’t feel left out on the facelift treatment.
VW is also the only manufacturer to offer their hatchbacks in a more powerful, hot-hatch avatar. The GT twins created a stir when launched last year. Enthusiasts fell in love with the GT TSI for its sweet 105 PS 1.2L TSI engine coupled with their lightning quick 7-speed DSG gearbox, and an already sexy Euro styling with sorted dynamics. Diesel and stick-shift fans were not disappointed either, with VW is introducing their 1.6L, 105PS and 250 N-m engined GT TDI soon after. Subtle badging devoid of any loud badging/decals kept the GT twins classy as ever. The enthusiasts loved them so much, that quite a few of them still wait for their GT to be delivered even after 4 months of waiting. These existing bookings have already been migrated to the new (Polo GP) GT twins.
The other big news is VW is working on a powerful version of Vento, codenamed as Vento GP. Our sources at VW confirmed that the face-lifted Vento will launch in Sept 2014 with GT twin deliveries and the company will introduce Vento GP in July 2015. The Vento GP will have new features like cruise control, new Speedo, new steering wheel. The Vento GP will have a different class and will be a premium in its class and will be positioned above Honda City and Hyundai Verna.