KTM makes some really quick motorcycles such as the Duke and RC twins. These motorcycles are among the fastest that money can buy in the sub-Rs. 3 lakh segments. Volkswagen, a German automaker of repute, sells cars that aren’t just solidly built but also quite quick, especially ones with the TSI turbo petrol engines. Here is a classic drag race between the KTM Duke 250 and the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. Let’s see who wins this one. As the video reveals, the KTM Duke 250 is clearly faster than the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI in the first round while the car and bike are quite close in the second round, with the bike edging out the car, but only by just. Overall, it’s clear that the KTM Duke 250 is the faster of the duo, but only just. In the real world, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI will run the Duke 250 very close indeed, and come into its own as speeds rise. The KTM Duke 250 is powered by a 250cc, four stroke, liquid cooled engine. This single cylinder, fuel injected motor … [Read more...] about KTM Duke 250 vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Who wins this classic drag [Video]
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Volkswagen India has issued a notification stating that it is recalling an unspecified number of cars from the Polo GT, Vento and Jetta model lines. This affects cars manufactured between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017. The company said this was being done to make necessary updates to the Polo GT 1.5 diesel and Vento 1.5 diesel manual. The Jetta 14 TSI petrol is being recalled to replace the O-rings in carbon canister in conformation of ARAI regulations. A carbon canister is used to absorb fuel vapour to prevent pollution.The affected Jetta cars are from 2016. Customers can check if their cars are affected by checking the listing of the affected cars' VIN on the company's website. This can also be done via VW's customer care helpline. Owners of the affected cars will have to visit Volkswagen service centres to get their cars checked. The company says the checks will be done cost free and will take around half an hour. Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max Power(ps) Max … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Polo GT, Vento and Jetta recalled in India
Volkswagen India has issued an official recall for the Volkswagen Polo GT, Vento and the Jetta citing “necessary updates”. The affected models were manufactured between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017. The number of affected units have not been revealed. The Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI variants are affected and have been recalled for the replacement of the O-rings in the carbon canister. The recall is as per the Conformity of Production (COP) process agreed with the Automotive Research Authority of India (ARAI). The affected carbon canister is used to absorb the fuel vapour to prevent air pollution. The recall is a part of dieselgate scandal where Volkswagen used a ‘defeat device’ to cheat the emission tests around the world. The updates on the Polo and Vento are not known. On 1st April 2016, Volkswagen India issued a recall for 3,877 units of the Vento that came powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox. The earlier recall was made to rectify … [Read more...] about Volkswagen India recalls Polo GT, Vento and Jetta
Volkswagen has been relying on minor refreshes and major mechanical and feature changes to keep the Polo alive in the Indian market. The company recently launched the India-made Polo vRS, a 140 Bhp version of the hatchback in Indonesia. This car could soon arrive into India. Here are some reasons why. Volkswagen India has no plans of launching the next-generation, all-new Polo here at least until 2021. This means that there are still three full years for the current Polo to sell here. Launched in 2010, Polo is already 8 years old, and sales have been steadily falling. To make the car more exciting, Volkswagen is expected to soon slip in the Polo 1.2 TSI with vRS state of tune, which means that it will have 140 Bhp-230 Nm outputs. This engine is already offered on the Polo GT TSI, but in 105 Bhp-175 Nm state of tune. Boosting outputs is just a matter of a remap, which is expected to soon be offered on the India-spec Polo GT as well. The transmission will continue to be the 7 speed, twin … [Read more...] about 140 Bhp Volkswagen Polo vRS: Why India could get this hatchback soon!
Tweet TweetThe Volkswagen German based automaker has recently announced the prices in Germany, for the 2015 Polo GT sports car. The 2015 Volkswagen Polo was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show just a few days ago, with the facelift to be soon launched on its German dealerships, from a base price of 22,275 euros. The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI can be fitted with the Titan Black Alcantara inside, instead of the classic pattern on the seat centers, for an additional of 620 euros. In case you want more, then you will have to pay another 890 euros for a panoramic roof, 500 euros for the navigation system, or 800 euros for a four-door body style. Under the hood, the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI is announced with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit, developing a good 192 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque, when hooked to a 6-speed manual transmission, or an optional DSG. The 2015 Polo GTI is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, at a top speed of 236 km/h. The new Polo GTI is already … [Read more...] about 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Coming with Prices in Germany