The new Volkswagen Golf GTI will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show next month. It will be available to order on 26th March from your local Volkswagen Dealer, we haven’t as of yet got a firm price or detailed specifications.
For the first time the Golf GTI will be available with two power outputs straight from the factory – there will be the standard 220 PS version and a beefed up 230PS GTI Performance edition featuring large brakes discs and a mechanical front limited-slip differential.
The standard model is powered by a 220PS/350Nm TSI turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine capable of 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph.
The GTI Performance engine is boosted to 230PS/350Nm which equates to 0-62 mph in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
On the official combined cycle both models achieve 47 mpg with a CO2 output of 139 g/km when mated to the standard six-speed model. With the optional six-speed DSG gearbox there is a slight difference between the two models, the standard car 44.1 mpg / 148 g/km and the GTI Performance edition 43.5 mpg /149 g/km. To aid with fuel economy and emissions both editions of the new Golf GTI will feature a Stop/Start system.
The styling is traditional Golf GTI – there sports seats with the classic tartan cloth upholstery, the roof lining is black with a bespoke sports steering wheel, gear lever and instrument cluster, trim strips and stainless steel pedal caps.
The exterior features bi-xenon headlights with LED day time running lights with 18-inch ‘Austin’ alloys, special side sills, a rear diffuser and smoked LED rear lights, along with LED number plate illumination.Published 27 February 2013