- A keen eye will notice the large TCR-style hatch-mounted spoiler.
- The new 8th generation Golf GTI will officially be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
This is the first picture, albeit unofficial, of the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and although it’s only of the car’s rear-end, we can extrapolate a number of details from what we can see.
The 2020 calendar year will be a big one for the German car-making giant. Volkswagen will be launching its all-new 8th generation Golf compact hatchback and this, on the heels of the introduction of the all-new ID.3 electric car. Of the many versions of the Golf, the GTI is likely the most anticipated.
Yes, there’s the VW Golf R however the GTI is the one that started it all and from what we can see, the MK8 GTI will pick up right where the MK7 GTI left off. In the picture posted by @wilcoblok, we can clearly see the TCR rear hatch spoiler. The TCR, so you know, is a spec racing series in which Volkswagen has had much success with the GTI. We were at the unveiling of the MK7 GTI TCR almost two years ago and it too has done quite well.
Other visual that this is a GTI TCR include the rear diffuser and the large twin-tailpipes. So far, comments on the visible wheels have been mostly negative and we tend to agree, but odds are there will be a few models to select from out of the box. The actual “GTI” logo is not on this car so we can assume that this is a prototype of some sort.
As well, another Instagram poster, @cochespias, seems to have dug up GTI iterations online. The highlights are the posted output numbers. Here, the base GTI is displayed with a 180 kW output, or 241-horsepower. The TCR sees 221 kW, or 296-horsepower and finally, the Golf R, with 245 kW, or a whopping 329-horsepower! In this screenshot, we can also more or less spot the differences between the GTI and the GTI TCR including front-end treatment.
We very much look forward to finding out more, and driving the new GTI!