Some cars attempt to allure the enthusiasts but only a few are truly crafted for them. New Volkswagen Polo GT TSi is one such hatchback that belongs to the latter batch. Polo is accountable for writing a success story for Volkswagen worldwide as well as in India straight after its local debut in 2010 and the car still continues selling decent enough to earn bread and butter for the German giant. This fifth generation Polo offers quite almost everything a modern day buyer demands: Sophisticated design, strong built, frugal motor, latest gizmos and much more. The company has been intensely marketing the Polo and Vento (The Polo derived sedan) with tempting deals now and then. The car also received sporadic upgrades throughout in terms of new features and revised styling cues.
However, inspite of gaining recognition, Polo had its own weak spot under the hood that kept off the genuine petrol heads from owning one. To fulfill this wish, Volkswagen introduced Polo with a 1.6L heart pumping a generous power of 105 PS, albeit decided to pull it off the shelf after a while, leaving us enthusiasts disappointed. But little did we know that Volkswagen is aiming to hit hard with a stunning and more powerful 1.2L turbocharged TSi engine mated to an implausible seven speed direct shift automatic gearbox. Thus, making the Polo an ‘absolute package’ in every sense. But ironically all good things come at a price. You are asked to shell out a good Rs.7.99 Lakh (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) to feel that adrenaline rush. That’s some cash huge enough to get a luxurious C-Segment sedan. Unquestionably, Polo GT TSi has redefined the term ‘hot hatch’ in India. It is the best hatchback an Indian car enthusiast can buy today but real question lies whether it’s at all worth spending that amount of moolah in exchange?