Polo GT TSI: Most Improved Car of the Year

Which is how the VW Polo GT TSI was born. And thank God for those who gave the GT TSI a thumbs-up for India, because it’s a product that perfectly defines the needs of a modern urban commuter. The super-refined 1.2-litre turbo-charged petrol motor develops enough horses (103, if you’re wondering) for our daily city runs as well as those weekend trips.

It’s amazingly peppy, simply loves to be revved hard, sounds distinct and sporty and is surprisingly efficient too. And then there’s the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox that is expensive but sends the right amount of power to the front wheels, most of the time. The engine and gearbox complement each other so well that if they were human, they would probably be the happiest couple on earth.