Volkswagen has revealed the Polo VRS special edition during the Indonesia International Motor Show 2018. The souped-up version of the Polo GT TSI, the Polo VRS gets sporty add-ons on the exterior along with an increase in power output. However, one thing to notice here is that the automaker has launched the Polo VRS built on the fifth generation of the Polo GT TSI which is currently on sale India and not the six generation model that was showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.
The newly launched performance based Polo VRS comes powered by 1.2-litre engine turbocharged four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that develops 140 hp and 230 Nm of peak torque. This means that the special edition Polo will produce 35 hp of more power and 55 Nm of more torque as compared to the standard GT TSI that also comes powered by the same engine. Transmission duty in the hatchback will be performed by the seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Based on the India-spec Polo GT TSI, the Volkswagen Polo VRS is manufactured in India and is imported from the VW facility in Chakan, Maharashtra. In terms of updates over the regular model, the newly revealed VW Polo VRS gets a black spoiler, blacked out bumper with a silver-finished lip, larger 16-inch alloy wheels, and the 'VRS' badging on the sides though the interior remains the same except for the additional better audio system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as the addition of a driver-side armrest.
The Volkswagen Polo VRS is priced at 308 million Indonesian Rupiah (around Rs 14.69 lakh), which makes it about Rs 1.43 lakh more expensive than the standard GT TSI in the South East Asian country. Positioned between the Polo GT TSI and the GTI models, the Indian auto enthusiasts would also like to have the car in the country. However, the German automaker has not yet revealed anything regarding the Polo VRS making its way to the Indian market. Also, it seems quite unlikely to expect that VW India will invest in introducing the VRS model here with a niche demand to cater too. Let’s wait till VW makes any official announcements regarding the India launch of the 2018 Polo VRS. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the newly launched VW Polo VRS coming to India.