The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the most sought after models in the Golf lineup and has even proven to be the favored choice over the more powerful R32 in most markets. Its combination of a punchy drivetrain, slick gearbox and understated styling have won it many fans over the years and it’s a recipe VW won’t want to mess around with for the next-gen model due next year.
The new model will retain its FWD layout but drops the current 200hp (150kW) engine in favor of a more powerful 2.0L turbo four with an available 230hp (171kW). Once again, gearbox choices will include either manual or DSG transmissions with six gears.
Source: Motor Authority