Volkswagen showed a new generation of “charged” hatchback Golf GTIFebruary 27, 2020
In anticipation of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is demonstrating the eighth generation of its high-performance Golf GTI hatchback. The novelty received an updated appearance and a slightly modernized engine.
From an exterior point of view, the all-new GTI differs from the usual Golf hatchback performance with the signature red stripe and GTI nameplate. The front of the cars received a standard lighting strip above the grille. This creates a single continuous streak of light that extends over most of the “face” of the car and is probably the most striking design feature. The new optional LED light groups in the huge honeycomb front bumper are also unique, they add some extra style to the more aggressive GTI “face”. It is worth noting the new design of the rims, behind which are the red brake calipers.
The new LED taillights have a stylish design, and the rear spoiler has a slight tilt.
We also like the etched finish of the rear diffuser, from which the exhaust pipes are sharpened. The iconic red GTI logo, made in a new font, moves to the center of the car. In the cabin, it is worth noting separately the 10-inch display of the infotainment system, which is located above the central rack, as well as the 10.2-inch digital dashboard.
Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that works with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch DSG. Power is 245 horsepower (370 Nm). The new GTI uses the McPherson front axle and multi-link rear suspension, and a new adaptive chassis control system has been introduced. This system, known as DCC, responds to road conditions and also changes steering, braking and acceleration, allowing adaptive dampers to be tuned almost instantly. Volkswagen says this new system will significantly improve the range between comfort and sport driving.
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