The modified Volkswagen Polo GT TSI adorns an aggressive body kit, larger multi-spoke alloy wheels and added performance bits
Currently, the premium hatchback segment is dominated by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and it has reached a monumental height of 2,00,000 sales mark within just 20 months of its launch. Considering the rivalry from some of the big guns in the global car industry like the Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz the achievement of Baleno is second to none but have you ever thought of which is the best-looking car among them? I would abruptly say it is the Hyundai Elite i20 but some people have different ideas and it is just a matter of opinions.
But, in the interest of history, when you dig deep the Volkswagen Polo would certainly come out on top with its European styling and a sporty pedigree that kept the German brand on the sharp-end of the competition in foreign markets for several decades with the GT badge or otherwise. It is not much different from its highly successful cousin, the Golf, in appearance.
There is a new generation Polo out already a few days ago and it grabbed headlines worldwide for its capabilities and being a visually stunner with its bigger proportions that would suggest it being a perfect alternative for the existing Golf. With a hope that VW would bring it to India sometime next year or later, here is an interesting GT TSI that has gone under the hammer.
Courtesy of GRID7 Customs, the standard Polo GT has been modified into a sporty hot machine. Other than the aggressive body kit, gleaming red paint job and bigger wheels, there have been several inclusions of performance parts as well it seems. According to the Thrissur-based tuner, the custom Polo features Borla spit fire muffler, race-spec full exhaust system, Magnaflow Racing CAT and PSD performance G7 customs attire.
We are unsure if there are any performance differences but the regular GT TSI derives power from a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine putting out 103 bhp of maximum power at 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm of peak torque delivered at 1,500 rpm. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.