Here’s more intel about the next-generation VW Golf GTI.
The next Golf GTI is based on the new group MQB architecture, which means it really is all new. It’s bristling with the latest tech and you can read our full MQB platform tech analysis here.
In GTI spec, it brings an uprated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, now producing 217bhp and 251lb ft. Power’s up only marginally, but that’s a substantial torque hike, all of it on tap from 1800-5200rpm.
So the next hot Golf is fast: 0-62mph takes just 6.7sec and top speed is 153mph, according to CAR’s friendly faces in Wolfsburg.