The new Mk8 model will doubtless feature a number of ageless GTI design features– it’ll definitely look more muscular appearance than the standard car thanks to red trim pieces, sporty wheels, a new spoiler and chunky twin exhaust tips. There aren’t any plans to restore the GTI Cabriolet model, however, so you’ll need to be pleased with the more useful five-door version.
Its interior will be handsomely appointed with plenty of package– a large infotainment system with sat nav, numerous driver help features and great deals of exclusive GTI trim pieces consisting of chequered fabric seats must all come fitted as requirement
2019 Volkswagen GTI Engines and Driving
The upcoming 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI need to produce more power than the current leading spec 261hp Clubsport model. Range-topping special editions could drain as much as 325hp– that’s more than the existing Golf R. This power-hike will come thanks to the addition of a little electrical motor and an effective 48V battery. As requirement, the GTI will come with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission– unfortunately, it’s unknowned whether the next-generation car will be available with a manual gearbox.
It’s safe to state that the brand-new 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI engine will not only be more powerful but should likewise more fuel-efficient than the present model, too. Light-weight products and an updated chassis will help both efficiency and fuel economy.
2019 Volkswagen GTI Price and Release Date
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI The Golf’s eighth generation is anticipated to go on sale either late 2017 or early 2018. Expect the Golf GTI to go on sale soon after in 2019. Entry-level GTI models could cost from roughly ₤ 28,000 while range-topping Clubsport editions could leave you with a costs for more than ₤ 30,000.
The facelifted Golf VII has been out for only a few months, but details are already surfacing on the World Wide Web about the next generation. Germany’s Auto Bild has it on good authority the successor’s launch has actually been pushed back as a consequence of the costly Dieselgate at the Volkswagen Group. It is believed the new one is slated to arrive towards the end of the decade and will bring a multitude of changes across all areas.
Riding on an evolution of the flexible MQB platform, the Golf VIII will lose anywhere between 35 to 70 kilograms (77 to 154 pounds), depending on version. The peeps from Wolfsburg are also focusing on the compact hatchback’s design by giving it a sleeker front end, sharper taillights, and moving the “Golf” lettering to the center of the tailgate in the same vein as the Arteon. The revised underpinnings are expected to free up more space inside the cabin and in the trunk where the cargo capacity is said to grow to around 400 liters.
Speaking of the interior, more significant changes will occur as even the base model will supposedly come as standard with an all-digital instrument cluster, thus signaling the demise of traditional analog dials. A tri-dimensional head-up display is on the agenda, along with support for gesture controls as an alternative to touch inputs.
The array of onboard tech will include fully autonomous parking and a clever digital key able to learn the driver’s preferences and behavior behind the wheel. A mild hybrid system is also set to be implemented while the GTE version is bound to receive more power and an extended electric range. Elsewhere, the Golf GTI will muscle up to 250 horsepower as standard whereas the range-topping, all-wheel-drive R will be bumped to 350 hp.
We’ve saved the best for last as apparently all of these upgrades will not jack up the price tag, and that’s despite an increase in the quality of the materials inside the cabin and a more generous array of standard equipment. Does this sound too good to be true?
New details have emerged regarding the next-generation VW Golf. According to Auto Express, which spoke to several Volkswagen honchos at a supplier meeting, the eighth-generation model will make its debut next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Golf Mk. VIII will also spawn a plug-in hybrid model, GTI, and Golf R, but the e-Golf appears to have been shelved.
Both of the Golf’s performance-oriented forms, the GTI and Golf R, will get substantial increases in power for a total of 250 and 350 horsepower respectively. That will put the GTI on roughly equal footing with the Ford Focus ST and Subaru WRX, and the Golf R at the same level as the Ford Focus RS and closer to the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and GLA45 models.
The e-Golf, which VW had previously told us would arrive with a roughly 186 mile range, will disappear with the new generation according to Auto Express. The outlet reports that it’s a casualty of VW’s focus on the I.D. line, particularly the I.D. hatchback. That hatchback is due to arrive a year after the new Golf in 2020 for Europe, and VW says that it will deliver on the 373-mile maximum range (European cycle) quoted for the concept. In the U.S. the first I.D. product we’ll see is the production version of the I.D. Crozz in 2020, followed by a version of the I.D. Buzz van in 2022. Of course, it’s also possible that the current-generation e-Golf might linger on for a year until the I.D. hatchback goes on sale.
For more information on what’s coming for the next-generation VW Golf, be sure to check out our previous coverage on the hatchback.