New 2020 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the primary time – EAST AUTO NEWS

New 2020 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the primary time

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will likely be revealed in September, and with the marque additionally being on the verge of nice change with the simultaneous debut of its first bespoke mainstream electrical automotive, the ID.3, it’s nice to see that followers extra into tartan than techno materials will nonetheless be catered for with the next-generation Golf GTI, spied right here for the primary time.

The prototype right here is undeniably a GTI with the tell-tale design parts such because the honeycomb grille, twin exhaust retailers and extra aggressive rear spoiler all laying naked the sporty nature hiding beneath the swirly wrap. The wheels on this particular prototype have been borrowed from the current-generation Golf R, alluding to a 19-inch wheel and tyre bundle that’s more likely to be normal, if not a particular possibility.

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Regardless of the specter of widespread mass-hybridisation throughout the Volkswagen Group, the Mk8 Golf GTI will seemingly retain its 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, and as a substitute embrace doable mild-hybrid help, maybe within the type of the 12V system as seen within the latest Audi A4 TFSI with which it shares its engine. This method is designed to ‘trim’ the petrol engine’s outputs, by recuperating vitality and deploying it again into {the electrical} methods somewhat than immediately helping drive as in different mild-hybrids. Volkswagen can also be anticipated to maintain maintain of the six-speed guide transmission, though the dual-clutch computerized is anticipated to make up a majority of gross sales. Particular energy figures stay unconfirmed at this level, however we suspect Volkswagen might want to elevate the present automotive’s 242bhp determine to between 270 and 300bhp with a view to keep up a correspondence with rivals equivalent to the brand new Ford Focus ST and Hyundai i30 N.


The remainder of the bundle will adhere to the modifications that we’ll see in full when the Mk8 Golf is lastly revealed at this yr’s Frankfurt motor present. These will focus round a refined MQB platform, all-new inside and digital person interface, recent exterior design and enhancements in effectivity, however ought to mix these refinements with the confirmed GTI recipe that has traditionally appealed past the mere a few of its elements. 

Any new Golf is at all times an essential automotive for the world’s largest automotive conglomerate, however as the entire business readies itself for the seismic shift about to be thrust upon it with the incoming electrical automotive revolution, the brand new Golf must enchantment greater than ever to keep up a correspondence with the traditional purchaser. The brand new GTI is anticipated to seem round 12 months after the usual Golf’s reveal, with a fair hotter, all-wheel-drive Golf R alternative someday after.

New 2020 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the primary time – EAST AUTO NEWS


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