The new 2012 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT hatch showcased at the ongoing 2012 Geneva Motor Show boasts of a deadly combination of efficiency and performance. The Polo BlueGT can hit the 100km/h mark in under 8 seconds and has a top speed of 220km/h. All this while returning an amazing fuel efficiency of 22km/l with a 1.4 Liter TSI petrol engine under the hood.
The tiny engine displaces just 1.4 liters yet it delivers a reasonable 140 horsepower thanks to turbocharging and direct-injection technologies. It also comes matched with an engine stop-start system and brake energy regeneration. The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT comes with cylinder deactivation technology which deactivates two of the four cylinders of the 1.4 TSi petrol engine ,during periods of relaxed driving or cruising. At any point of time when the driver needs more power and presses on the accelerator, the system automatically restarts the rest of the two cylinders, to offer more power to the driver.
Distinguishing itself from the rest of the Polo lineup, the Blue GT features a mix of components from the VW parts bin including front and rear bumpers and a rear spoiler from the Polo GTI, as well as side sills from the BlueMotion model. The car also features unique 17-inch wheels, special badging and a lowered ride height of 15mm. Inside the Blue GT gets redesigned sports seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and instrumentation from the GTI model.
Expect the car to go on sale in the European countries by the end of 2012. There were some rumors of the technology making it to the Indian Polo as well, but there hasn’t been any official information from Volkswagen India on the subject so far.