A family staple for more than four decades, Volkswagen Golf is now onto its eighth generation. There is no official news as to when the GTI will be coming over, however, with the launch of the Mk 8 Golf in late 2020, we can expect a debut of the Volkswagen Golf GTI in 2021. No longer the entry-level hot hatch it used to be, the Golf GTI is now at the front of the high-tech hot hatch club.
The GTI hits a unique impression with its signature elements. In the exterior, we can see the honeycomb radiator, exemplary red trim strip and incredible-looking bumpers. Linked up with all the signature elements are the daytime running lights that span the entire front end.
The new GTI comes with the standard 17-inch Richmond aluminium wheels, with an 18-inch and 19-inch wheels option available.
Although they eliminated every physical button in the name of sleekness. The Mk8 GTI kept the golf tradition alive with the plaid seat coverings. Complementing it with their excellent sports seats with integrated headrests. A 10.25-inch active instrument display is also standard, as seen on the current GTI. In addition to that is an 8.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, which can be optionally upsized to 10-inches.
The seven-speed automatic is optional equipment on the GTI, but standard cars will replace this gear selector with a six-speed manual and the iconic golf ball shift knob.
A chunky steering wheel, alloy pedals and a pulsing red start button add to the feelgood factor.
Like the new Audi S3, the Mk8 GTI uses the same basic MQB chassis as its predecessor. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 245 horsepower, which is 15 horsepower more than the Mk7 GTI. With a max of 370Nm or more of torque.
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