Volkswagen promises 8th generation Golf GTI to be faster and more digital

After virtually introducing the new Golf GTI in February this year, Volkswagen has now officially unveiled the new generation of this iconic model. Almost 45 years after the launch of the firstGTI, theeighth generationis all set to arrive this year, now with acompletely newdesign.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 16 May 2020, 13:46 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
Volkswagen reveals the 8th generation of Golf GTI digitally
Volkswagen reveals the 8th generation of Golf GTI digitally

At the front, the 8th-gen Golf GTI sports ahoneycomb grille andfog lamps that have five LEDs arranged in an X shape.The new GTI graphics also include optional foglights that have now been integrated into the intake in an X shape. Along the hood, a thin red GTI stripe extends over the front, adding personality.And yet another new element is the large, bottomless air intake grille in the signature GTI honeycomb design.From the rear, the position of the exhaust pipes stands out, on both sides of the rear diffuser.

The design of the eighth Golf GTI carries the DNA of the original GTI. Klaus Bischoff, Head of the Volkswagen Group Design department: “The new Golf GTI boasts a very low, visual centre of gravity which we achieved through the wide air intakes at the front and the striking shoulder line. This superior, sporty character gives aesthetic expression to the vehicle’s potential."

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Volkswagen Taigun (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.49 - 17.50 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Explore your Vehicle
Volkswagen Virtus (HT Auto photo)
₹ 11.21 - 17.91 Lakh* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Volkswagen Tiguan (HT Auto photo)
₹ 32.79 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Volkswagen Id.4 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 50 - 60 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Mahindra Thar (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.98 - 16.94 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Tata Nexon (HT Auto photo)
₹ 8.10 - 13 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

(Also see pics: Volkswagen unveils all-new 8th-gen Golf GTI)

The Golf GTI gets 17-inch wheels that show red brake calipersand black side skirts that form a line with the front separator and the rear diffuser.c

The cockpit of the 8th generation Volkswagen Golf GTI
The cockpit of the 8th generation Volkswagen Golf GTI

Theinterioralso changes completely, with new sports seats with integrated headrests, decorative red stitching, excellent ergonomics and a fabric with a checkered design of the tartan pattern (Scalepaper) type that good fans will know how to recognize.In addition, the new multifunction steering wheel incorporates an optional red app and the GTI symbol.Another typical element of the car is the honeycomb design in the dashboard and door trim applications.The cabin features an 8.25-inch screen installed as standard while the 10-inch Discover Pro system is available as an optional extra for the most advanced expansion package. On the other hand, theDigital Cockpithas a new graphic that is activated with the "view" key on the steering wheel and that combines three circular instruments, with the rev counter in the center.And everything configurable.

But talking about a Golf GTI and not talking about its engine would be something completely abnormal.And the novelty is the incorporation ofthe Performance enginethat now becomes the own of the eighth generation GTI.Thus, the four-cylinder2.0 TSI with 245 hpand a maximum torque of370 Nmis responsible for launching it up to 250 km / h top speed (electronically limited).The change of series is manual, of six speeds;a combination that purist drivers especially appreciate, according to Volkswagen.Optionally, the fast and easy-to-use seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission will be available.

Also Read : Volkswagen India bets on Taigun, used car segment to pave way ahead

“This higher-level control system centrally coordinates all electromechanical running gear functions," explains Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dynamics, Steering and Control Systems. “Thanks to the combination of new running gear setup plus front-axle locking differential and Vehicle Dynamics Manager we were able to elevate the Golf GTI’s outstanding overall performance to an even higher level. This applies all the more if the DCC running gear featuring a new software application and adjustable dampers is also on board."

GTI drivers can select their very own setup using the standard driving profile selection feature and the optional adaptive DCC running gear. The sharper driving dynamics properties guarantee an even more accurate driving experience: understeer, a typical characteristic of front-wheel drive vehicles whereby the vehicle’s front wheels tend to lose grip through quick corners, has in effect been eliminated.

First Published Date: 16 May 2020, 10:25 AM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
64% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 699 Rs. 1,939
73% OFF
IDELLA Car Duster, Extendable Long Handle Microfiber Car Duster Exterior Scratch Free Car Cleaning Tool, Car Dust Brush for Truck, Pickup, SUV, RV, Motorcycle, Vehicles Cleaning,(Multicolor)
Rs. 239 Rs. 899
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.