The next generation Volkswagen Golf GTI spotted on tests

The next generation Volkswagen Golf GTI spotted on tests

November 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen introduced the eighth generation VW Golf last month, which means the new GTI is just around the corner.

Spy photos of a camouflaged car first appeared this summer, and then we spotted it at the Nurburgring. Today, the latest photos show that the new generation Golf GTI is fully revealed.

As in the standard Golf, the new GTI develops the design of a modern car. There will be sporting elements such as thinner LED headlights, a grille with ventilation and larger shoulders. As in previous GTI models, the new one will get a unique front and rear bumper, increased air intakes, a spoiler, sports wheels, better tires and a familiar exhaust with two outputs. VW will offer the next generation GTI only in the design of the five-door hatchback.

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The hybrid drivetrain is no longer for the GTI. Instead, he will use the updated 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 version offered in the current Mk VII Golf GTI. The engine will have two powers – 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 horsepower (219 kW). A more powerful engine is reserved for the GCR TCR, which will replace the GTI Performance trim. The gearbox choice remains the same – either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Inside, the changes are just as elusive. The next GTI will have a new digital cab – an optional display on the windshield – a new switchgear, a new center console and a T-shaped shift lever.

The GTI is one of four new Golf models that the German manufacturer plans to introduce next year. The assault on the product includes the Golf R, Golf GTD and GTI TCR. Unfortunately, the US only gets GTI and R, as Volkswagen will not offer basic golf here. Since 2020, filled with Golf data, there is a big chance that the GTI may go on sale in the 2021 model year.