Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 for the first time in the photo without camouflageNovember 30, 2019
Our spy photographers shot the next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI completely without camouflage ahead of launch in 2020
This is our first look at the next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI not masked. The car of the German brand should enter the British market by the end of 2020, approximately 12 months after the appearance of the standard model.
Like all previous Golf GTI models, the eighth generation model has undergone significant redecoration with a more aggressive body kit, a new trunk spoiler and large chrome tailpipes. In addition, large oversized alloy wheels of a large size, slightly reduced ride height, larger brake discs and new brake calipers painted in red are on sale.
By tradition, in the cockpit of the new GTI there should be a pair of heavily fortified sports seats in a tartan cage, a massive sports steering wheel and a set of aluminum pedals. The Golf infotainment system and digital sensor cluster will be reconfigured for the version with a number of new menus and chassis control options. Volkswagen’s upcoming 24/7 connectivity options will also be ported to the Hatch Hatch version of its famous family hatch.
Since it will be based on the same MQB foundations as the current model, we expect that the next generation Golf GTI will also be equipped with an electronically controlled locking differential as standard, while adaptive shock absorbers and a dynamic chassis control system (DCC) Volkswagen should be offered as options.
We expect the new Golf GTI to be equipped with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of about 290 hp. and 380 Nm of torque. These performance indicators are the same as the outgoing Golf GTI TCR, and will provide Volkswagen with a more competitive competitor for the Honda Civic Type R and Renault Megane RS.
As in the current model, power is transmitted to the front wheels either via a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In the future, Volkswagen will present an even more powerful all-wheel drive version of the Golf R with a capacity of up to 350 hp. The engine will be coupled to a dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive system.
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