News on the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
If you’ve been waiting for Volkswagen to announce their new Golf GTI, then you’re in luck, because here it is! The 2020 model has been revealed, and is now the eighth generation of the hatchback, being the most hi-tech version to date. If you love the tech side of cars, then this one has advanced driver systems and other connectivity tech that you’re going to love.
The front of the vehicle has a more angular bumper, unique ‘x’ shaped fog lights to give it that unique, and slightly more aggressive look, as well as a honeycomb lower grille. This has made the car look stylish and a little different from what people are used to, making it perfect for those who like to stand out in the crowd. As standard, there are LED headlights and daytime running lights. But, there is also a LED light bar that spans the entire grille in the options list if this is something you’d like.
At the back, you are going to find LED lights, a twin exhaust, and a new rear spoiler. Under the signature VW logo, there is the GTI emblem. There are standard 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with red brake calipers on the new model. You will also notice that the new design is 15mm lower than the standard Golf.
Prices, Release Date and Specifications
The new GTI is expected to make an appearance somewhere in the second half of 2020. While there has been no set price announced, we’re going to guess that you will be looking at starting prices of around £30,000.
When the vehicle is launched, there will only be a standard guise available, looking at a power output of 242bhp. There has been no confirmation just yet, but it is believed that there will be a more powerful version sitting at 296nhp called the GTI Clubsport arriving soon after the basic model is launched.
The 2020 Golf GTI has a 2.0 litre petrol engine, which is the same as the old model. The standard 6-speed manual gearbox is installed, and there is an electronic limited-slip differential that can be specified to improve traction during cornering if you want.
Being able to go from 0-62 in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 155mph, puts the new Golf GTI at the same level as the current model. However, one difference between the new and the old is that the new GTI will have the ‘Dynamic Chassis Control’ system, which allows for electronically adjustable suspension. Choose from Eco, Comfort, or Sport, which change the driving dynamics based on what you are looking for.
If you want to customize the way that the car is set up, then you can do so in Individual mode.
The practicality of this car is going to be very similar to the original, with improved rear interior space. There has been no confirmation on the boot space just yet, but don’t worry, it’s sure to match or succeed the 380 litre capacity of the original.