Volkswagen’s CBU hot hatch, the Polo based GTI, will now cost Rs.19.99 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The price tag has come down from the pre-GST one of Rs.25.99 lakh, thanks to the execution of the flat tax rate. The decrease of Rs.6 lakh will aid in making the GTI more reasonable. The VW GTI is powered by a 1.8-litre, turbo-petrol motor that makes a whopping 192hp and 250Nm of peak torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox.
It is capable of propelling the 1,273kg hot hatch to 100kph in a claimed 7.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 233kph. To help rein in that power, the GTI gets a limited-slip differential, disc brakes with ABS, ESP and hill-hold control. To differentiate it from its standard brethren, the GTI comes with three doors, GTI badges, a new honeycomb mesh grille, red accents in the full LED headlamps, sportier bumpers and a wider track with bigger 16-inch wheels (17-inchers are optional). Volkswagen has allotted a limited run of 99 models to the Indian market. Bookings are still open on the Volkswagen India website which indicates there are still unsold units.