The New VW GTI Is Here

The New VW GTI Is Here

As was to be expected, much is still the same with the new, Mk. VII Volkswagen GTI, and that's a good thing. It's still a very practical hatch-back, it still powers the front wheels with a turbo four, and it still has plaid seats; some things will never change. 

Some things, have changed, however. Power is up to 220 horses, or 230 with a performance pack. Combine this with the fact that the new Golf platform is 220lbs lighter than the outgoing model should make for a noticeably quicker and more agile car. 

Design wise, the interior has been tweaked and looks a bit more driver centric, with the center console being angled towards the driver, and it features the now obligatory massive touch-screen. On the outside it has mostly just been minor tweaks, but the biggest difference is the red stripe that now runs straight through the head-lights. While this is going to look terrible on some colors, white and black GTIs are going to look great.

[via VW]

Tags: volkswagen, vw-gti, hot-hatch
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