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Friday, April 4, 2008

Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) has launched Volkswagen Polo GTI in Malaysia. This little 5-door hatchback has the combination of performance, design and speed in a car. VW Polo GTI is fitted with 1.8 litre turbo engine with intercooler, which can produce up to 150bhp. The Polo GTI can do 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds and reach the top of 216 km/h. Despite the great performance, this turbocharged Polo GTI can maintain the fuel consumption at 7.8l per 100 km.

For those who prefer auto transmission, this car is not for you because VW Polo GTI only available in 5-speed manual transmission.

The VW Polo GTI is fitted with 16" alloy rim.
"Denver" alloy rims with 205/45 R16 tyres

In terms of safety, the VW Polo GTI comes with ABS, ASR (Anti-Slip regulator, EDL (Electronic Differencial Lock), ESP (Electronic Stabilization Programme), TCS (Traction Control System), EDTC (engine drag torque control) and front and side airbags. VW Polo GTI also equipped with front and rear disk brakes.

Interior wise, the VW Polo GTI comes with sport seats. The steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake handle are all leather-trimmed.
"Interlagos" flat woven fabric seat

Leather handbrake handle and gear knob

Blue dashboard illumination

The VW Polo GTI is priced competitively at RM 139,960, excluding insurance.
This price tag also comes with the following highlighted accessories:
1) RCD 200 radio with CD player, MP3 player and 4 loudspeakers
2) Climatic air conditioning system
3) Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
4) Electrohydraulic power steering
5) Front and rear wiper with itermitten control
6) Park distance control - Park pilot

The above price is for Penisular Malaysia. In Sarawak, the Volkswagen Polo GTI is priced at RM 142,665.92.

Price comparison with other makes and model:
RM 116,778 - Volkswagen Polo 1.6
RM 130,830 - Citroen C2 1.6
RM 135,650 - Nissan Cefiro Excimo V6 2.0
RM 136,784 - Honda Accord 2.0 Vti
RM 137,311 - Toyota Camry 2.0 E
RM 139,960 - Volkswagen Polo GTI 1.8 Turbo
RM 145,821 - Mazda 6 2.0 Sport
RM 166,816 - Volkswagen Golf 1.6

With the price tag of Japanease 2.0 litre sedan, you can get this CBU German performance car.

VW Polo GTI rear


Fog lamp

RCD 200 radio with CD player, MP3 player and 4 loudspeakers

Sporty fabric seat

Stainless steel twin exhaust pipe

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