The next-generation VW Golf GTI has been revealed and it comes in two flavors: 220bhp or 230bhp.
The new sports hatch gets all the usual styling trinkets we’ve come to expect from GTI models, like the red accent line on the grille, which now extends into the headlamps, honeycomb grille inserts, smoked (LED) tail lamps, a rear spoiler, twin pipes, side sills, a diffuser and different set of 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 225/45 size tires.
The same applies for the interior with the classic tartan pattern fabric for the standard sport seats, a flat bottom steering wheel, black headliner, and red ambience lighting.
What’s different about the latest Golf GTI is that it is based on VW’s newest MQB platform that helps sheds 42kg (93 pounds) over the outgoing model for a base curb weight of 1,351kg (2,978 pounds)
It also gets a newer 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder unit that’s offered in two power levels, 217hp (220PS) for the base model and 227hp (230PS) for the GTI Performance version, which also features a front axle differential lock.