The Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI has made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and will be launched in Europe with a choice of two power levels. The new Golf 7 GTI offers up to 18% improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing GTI.
Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI top of hot-hatch pileThe new Golf 7 GTI is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine that develops 162kW and 350Nm of torque. The performance pack allows for a power increase to 169kW. Transmission comes in the form of either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Both models are fitted with a Stop-Start system.
The new Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI features red-painted brake callipers, twin chrome tailpipes, a lowered sport suspension, special side skirts, a rear diffuser, smoked LED tailights and LED license plate illumination. The GTI rides on 17-inch 'Brooklyn' GTI wheels. On the inside, the sports seats are finished in 'Clark' tartan pattern while the headliner is in black and red ambient lighting sets the mood. Special GTI features include a sports steering wheel, GTI gear lever, instrument cluster, special trim inserts, stainless steel pedals and a foot support.
Standard features include a progressive steering system, 'Climatronic' automatic climate control, park assist and VW's latest touchscreen infotainment system. A winter pack includes heatable front seats and customers can choose between three body colours including 'Tornado Red' , 'Black' and 'Pure White'.
South African launch and specification details will be made available at a later date when the information becomes available.