- New VW GTI will sport a wider front grille with honeycomb pattern.
- Will get the next generation of VW’s Digital Cockpit.
- Set to be launched at the upcoming 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
So much has been written and said about the Volkswagen Golf GTI and there’s still more to share. The new GTI will continue the traditions established 45 years ago as a FWD high-performance hatchback with a powerful petrol-powered engine but the new MK8 GTI will be packed with more technology than ever.
Output numbers have not yet been confirmed however we reported a while back that it looked like the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine will develop 180 kW or 241-horsepower. That story also revealed an image of the GTI’s rear and so, when we put it all together, the MK8 will look exactly like a properly evolved MK7 GTI with the disclosed rear GTI diffuser and tailpipes.
Beyond the boost in performance, VW wants us all to know that this Golf GTI will be a tech-lover’s dream. It will include the next generation of VW’s Digital Cockpit, a new multifunction sports leather steering wheel, a fully digitalized cabin and the ability to communicate with other vehicles via Car2X. It will also get the Travel Assist which will allow the GTI to “drive itself” up to a speed of 210 km/h.
Volkswagen says that: “The power delivery of the GTI turbo engine will exceed expectations.” We look forward to trying it out for ourselves. At the very least, the new Volkswagen GTI still has Clark cloth seats as standard.