Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf

Volkswagen does not want to wait for the Geneva International Motor Show, prematurely revealing the entire line-up of the new eighth-generation Golf.

The Geneva International Motor Show is getting closer and many manufacturers are actively declassifying new models. Volkswagen decided not to torment fans of the iconic Golf GTI, thus having revealed two more new versions of the eighth-generation Golf – the GTE and GTD.

Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 2

The entire GT line-up flaunts spectacular X-shaped fog lights and an LED strip along the radiator grille. It is also worth noting bright wheel rims with sizes from 17-19 inches.

The interior of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI has retained the famous checkered seat upholstery and gear stick in the shape of a golf ball, as well as a flashing red start button.

Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 3Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 4Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 5Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 6Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 7

The eighth-generation Golf GTI is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, which produces 245 hp and 370 Nm. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed DSG (DQ381).

The new diesel Golf GTD develops exactly 200 hp (+16 hp) and 400 Nm. A 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox comes standard with this model.

Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 8Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 9Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 10Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 11Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 12

A powertrain of the hybrid Golf GTE consists of a 1.4-liter 150-hp petrol TSI engine and a 115-hp electric motor. A total power output is 245 hp (the predecessor developed only 204 hp). What concerns a transmission, the car features a six-speed semi-automatic one (DQ400e). The new Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 60-km all-electric range, while developing a maximum of 130 km/h.

Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 13Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 14Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 15Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 16Volkswagen Does Not Wait for the GIMS and Declassifies the New Golf photo 17

The manufacturer has not yet declassified dynamic characteristics of all new models.

Related News

Sign up or log in to post a comment