New Volkswagen Golf GTI Revealed Ahead of Geneva Debut

Volkswagen has released first pictures and details of the new seventh-generation Golf GTI, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The new Golf GTI is powered by a 217bhp 2.0-litre TSI engine and for the first time it is available with two levels of power – the performance packs boosts, the power to 227bhp.

For the 227bhp model, 0-62mph comes on 6.4 seconds and the top speed is 155 mph.

Both versions are equipped with a Stop-Start system, delivering an average fuel economy of 39.2 mpg with CO2 emissions of 139 g/km when linked to six-speed manual transmission. That’s an 18 per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to the previous model. With the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the GTIs return 36.8 and 36.2 mpg respectively.

The GTI also features red-painted brake calipers, twin chrome tailpipes, and a lowered sport suspension, 17-inch “Brooklyn” GTI wheels and 225/45 tires, special side skirts, a rear diffuser, and smoked LED taillights with LED license-plate illumination.

The interior coms with “Clark” tartan pattern, a black headliner, red ambient lighting, a sport steering wheel, GTI shifter knob grip and instrument cluster, special trim inserts, and stainless- steel pedals and foot support.

Pricing details will be announced next month with first UK deliveries scheduled for June.

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