While many sport-oriented hatchbacks have come and gone, there is no other compact hatchback which created the level of magic as the Volkswagen Polo GT. Launched first in 2013, the Polo GT TSI remained on sale in India for around seven years till the BS6 emission norms kicked in.
With a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI was the most technically-advanced car of its time. The Polo GT TSI was also the most powerful hatchback in its category, with maximum power and torque outputs of 105 PS and 175 Nm.
Volkswagen replaced this engine-transmission combination with a new and more powerful 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged 110 PS petrol engine paired with a 6-speed torque converter. However, the combination of the 1.2-litre petrol engine with the 7-speed DSG remained more popular and has built a loyal fan base for the brand.
Why enthusiasts love the Polo GT?
The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is one of those enthusiast-friendly cars which remained on sale in India and sold in good numbers. With its taut chassis, precise steering, lightning-fast transmission and nicely-tuned turbocharged petrol engine, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI became the new favourite among people who love to drive cars. It was decently efficient and promised a solid build quality too, which became the icing on the cake.
What you must watch out for
However, as in every good car, the Polo GT TSI also has a chink in its armour – reliability concerns around its DQ200 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This gearbox is one of the most advanced transmission units ever made available in a compact car and had many premium and high-priced components, which command hefty prices for repairs if they go kaput. Also, Volkswagens are generally pricier to maintain when compared to other cars at the same price point.
Used Volkswagen Polo GT TSI in India
Nevertheless, the long list of advantages of the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is strong enough to mask its shortcomings for its potential buyers. It is why carefully-owned samples of the Polo GT TSI are available in the used car market at optimistic prices. We have got our hands on some of the justifiable and well-kept samples of Polo GT TSI available in the used car market, the details of which are as follows:
2019 white Polo GT – This non-accidental white-coloured Polo GT, which has covered 24,000 km, is up for grabs for Rs 10.75 lakh.
2017 grey Polo GT – This Bengaluru-registered grey-coloured Polo GT has done 41,000 km and can be had for Rs 9.45 lakh.
2019 red Polo GT – This Polo GT is in the popular shade of red, which has been driven for 17,000 km and is now on sale for Rs 9.25 lakh.
2018 white Polo GT – A carefully-owned white-coloured Polo GT from Mumbai, this one has clocked 22,000 km and is available for Rs 8.25 lakh.
2019 red Polo GT – Another red-coloured Polo GT in pristine condition, this sample has done 60,000 km, which can be bought for Rs 8.75 lakh.
2017 red Polo GT – Available for Rs 5.80 lakh, this red-coloured Polo GT has covered 54,000 km and is one of the most affordable samples of the car you can buy.
2020 white Polo GT – One of the most recent samples of the Polo GT, this white-coloured car has clocked 43,000 km and is on sale for Rs 9.75 lakh.
2017 red Polo GT – The second owner of this Polo GT, which has covered 63,000 km till now, is selling this car for Rs 5.25 lakh.
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