Volkswagen introduced a “charged” new generation Polo GTS version debuted in BrazilDecember 1, 2019
The South American subsidiary of Volkswagen showed the production version of the Virtus sports sedan. The novelty was distinguished by a sports body kit in the style of the European Polo GTI, original 17-inch wheels, a fuel-efficient 150-horsepower engine, rich equipment and decor in the cabin.
Structurally “charged” Polo is not much different from conventional sedans: the platform is based on the MQB A0, the drive is on the front axle. But under the hood, instead of the standard 3-cylinder turbo engine 1.0 or 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine, a supercharged 150-horsepower (250 Nm torque) 1.4 TSI engine is installed. For the Brazilian market, the engine was adapted to ethanol consumption.
Externally, the sports version is given out by bumpers with black accents, a radiator grill and diode front optics with a red piercing strip, a pattern of five-spoke 17-inch wheels, contrasting mirrors, as well as a tiny spoiler on the trunk lid. Red brake calipers, 18-inch wheels with a complex pattern from last year’s concept did not go to the serial sedan.
The salon is generously decorated with red accents: decorative elements are present on the steering wheel, central tunnel, door cards and thresholds. The principal differences in the performance of the GTS are sports front seats with developed lateral support and a virtual instrument panel.
In Brazil, sales of the Volkswagen Virtus GTS in a three-volume body will begin in the first quarter of 2020. Local media believe that prices for the sport version will start from 100 thousand reais. For comparison, the base sedan costs 65.5 thousand reais.
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