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Golf 8 GTI Featured

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As the clock counts down to the opening of the Geneva Show, Volkswagen has already shown its Touareg R and followed it up with a media release about the Golf 8 GTI, GTE and GTD. As is often the case with pre-show information, technical details (including performance details) of the new GTI are still thin at this stage, but the marketing machine is in full swing: “Newly designed and engineered, (the Golf GTI) is fully digitalized and networked. Put simply, it’s a Golf GTI that’s perfect for the modern era,” the company claims.

Going on to describe the GTI “as an agile, raw, efficient and high-tech compact sportscar”, the Wolfsburg-based firm confirmed the newcomer is powered by an EA888 (evo4) 2.0-litre turbocharged and direct-injection 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 180 kW and 370 Nm of torque; don't be worried, fanboys, there will definitely be hotter versions to come! A 6-speed manual gearbox (MQ350) is standard in the Europen market, but we believe the local GTI will be exclusively equipped with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox (DQ381 DSG).

Engine type: 2.0-litre turbocharged
Exterior colors: Red
Exterior extras: This view of the Golf 8 GTI shows the illuminated bar that runs above the newcomer's headlights and along the top edge of its grille.
Interior extras: The Volkswagen's vehicle setup can be extended in Individual mode to go beyond the range of Comfort, Eco and Sport driving modes and the driver can set/store their personal driving profile using a digital slider, the firm says.
Safety options: The GTI 8 GTI comes standard with 17-inch Richmond aluminium-alloy wheels accented by red brake calipers (18- or 19-inch rims will be optional) and its wider side skirts sills feature black cladding strips that extend into the motorsport-inspired rear diffuser.
Warranty options
Basic: 5 Year
Drivetrain: 5 Year
Corrosion: 5 Year
Roadside assistance: 5 Year
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