German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed the 7th generation of the Golf GTI. The model was presented in final production trim and it follows the release of a disguised concept study presented last year at the 2012 edition of the Motor Show that took place in Paris. When it comes to the regular VW Golf VII hatchback, there will be no problem if we will have difficulties telling the new GTI apart from the current model.
The carmaker tried to not exaggerate with the new VW Golf VII GTI a lot and used a conservative evolutionary approach with the design. So that you know, all new sport hatchbacks receive the usual styling elements offered on most GTI models. Here we have to mention the red accent line found on the grille which has now extended to the headlamps, but also smoked tail lamps. The list continues with a rear spoiler, twin pipes, honeycomb grille inserts, side sills, and a diffuser and also to transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 17-inch alloy wheels covered in 225/45 R17 size tires.
For the interior, designers have used the classic tartan pattern fabric for the standard sport seats, black headliner, red ambience lighting and a flat bottom steering wheel. The new VW Golf VII GTI will also receive a new 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 217 horsepower if we are talking about the base model and 227 horsepower if we are talking about the GTI Performance version. This last one will also come with a front axle differential lock. The power will be sent to the wheels through a standard 6-speed manual unit and through a 6-speed dual clutch automatic one. These are all the details available for the moment on the matter.
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