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Old 5th January 2016, 23:12   #226
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Much more logical to get the 1.4 tsi and price it at 2-3 lakhs premium to the GT tsi. IMO they should introduce the Audi A1 with 1.8 tsi around 19 if they really want a halo car rather than the Polo 1.8 at 17. Badge matters at that end of the market
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Woah volkman10 what a scoop bro

- A manual GB instead of the DSG
One reason why VW should give us the manual gear box is because the manual gearbox version of the GTi puts out 320Nm of torque compared to the 250Nm put out by the DSG version.

Drive on,
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I have a very strong feeling VW may just plonk the 1.4 TSI on the Indian Polo GTI.

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- Help them position this car against the Punto Abarth by saving loads of percentage on tax.
I don't understand, how will a 1.4 TSI help save tax? AFAIK once you cross 1.2l in an under 4 meter petrol car you graduate to the regular tax slab. For diesel it's 1.5l.
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I don't understand, how will a 1.4 TSI help save tax?
Please refer the 2 links below for better understanding.


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The first article is an old one but I think the slabs have not changed since. Experts, please correct me if I am wrong here.
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Please refer the 2 links below for better understanding.


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The first article is an old one but I think the slabs have not changed since. Experts, please correct me if I am wrong here.
The most important tax is excise, which in the top slab can account for 1/4th of the cost:

http://www.charteredclub.com/excise-...cars-in-india/
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From the recent Volkswagen announcement, looks like the Polo GTI isn't going to be showcased at the Auto Expo, might have to wait longer for this one.
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Polo GTI Spied again on test. Details could be revealed at the Auto Expo.

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Compared to the regular Polo, the GTI grade comes with LED headlights with DRLs, honeycomb grille with GTI badging, sportier front bumper with bigger air intake, red brake calipers, dark red taillight cluster, side skirts, diffuser, rear spoiler and exposed twin exhaust tips
http://indianautosblog.com/2016/01/v...snapped-212551
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Does that Polo have dual exhaust? Can't spot it from here. Probably because of the Beetle, the Polo GTI could just be launched with a 1.4 liter engine.

Surprised how there isn't any information on the car as of lately by any websites or blogs if the car is being showcased at the Auto show or not.
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Does that Polo have dual exhaust? Can't spot it from here.
Dual pipes, here's a pic of the same. More pics on Page 5 of this thread.

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Dual pipes, here's a pic of the same. More pics on Page 5 of this thread.

Attachment 1464013
Ah! Looks like it is the same car, plates are similar. Been testing this one for quite a while. Hope they take the wraps of this one soon.
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Dual pipes, here's a pic of the same. More pics on Page 5 of this thread.
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Ah! Looks like it is the same car, plates are similar. Been testing this one for quite a while. Hope they take the wraps of this one soon.
Experts please correct me if I am wrong here, but this looks like a 'Modified' Polo to me

The reasons I think so:

- The Polo GTI has always had turn indicators on ORVM but this one does not seem to have it.

- If you look closely, the HU seems to be the RCD 310(?) which is the one on all Polos/Ventos here.


However, if this is the way the GTI is going to look like when launched, I think it will be quite disappointing since there are many regular Polos plying on Indian roads, which look a lot similar to this
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The reasons I think so:

- The Polo GTI has always had turn indicators on ORVM but this one does not seem to have it.

- If you look closely, the HU seems to be the RCD 310(?) which is the one on all Polos/Ventos here.
Which pics are you referring to?
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Which pics are you referring to?
The pic posted above Ganesh:

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Is it the angle of the picture that is coming through like an indicator on the fender or is it really there?
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The pic posted above Ganesh:

Attachment 1464088
Refer to the high-res pics on post #75 (Spotted! VW Polo GTI with 1.8L TSI engine).

Make no mistake - this is a GTI.

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Is it the angle of the picture that is coming through like an indicator on the fender or is it really there?
Are you referring to the reflector from the rear bumper bottom-left on the same pic above? These are given on the current models sold in India. Nothing new there.

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- The Polo GTI has always had turn indicators on ORVM but this one does not seem to have it.
Hard to notice but the turn indicators are very much present. Take a closer look at this snap.

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- If you look closely, the HU seems to be the RCD 310(?) which is the one on all Polos/Ventos here.
It is the newer composition media based HU.

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If it ends up around 30L what's the point? An A class or an X1 will run circles around it.

They will have to incorporate suspension components of the GTi or the Euro GT and then use a boosted 1.4 that they have in the Vento cup, good for 148 bhp with a dsg, manuals are too slow and so last century, double clutch units are faster, efficient and reliable now.
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