- Next-gen Golf GTI could debut alongside eighth generation Golf
- Likely to receive an updated engine and new features
The next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI was spotted testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. The model is likely to debut in 2020 alongside the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf.
Details regarding the updates to the exterior of the next-gen Golf GTI are currently hidden under the camouflaged car seen in the images here. A few visual updates that we can make out though include redesigned front and rear bumpers, larger wheels and tyres, rear spoiler and a dual exhaust units with chrome tips.
Reports suggest that the interiors of the upcoming generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will feature a new digital cockpit and a centre console with a T-shaped gear lever for the automatic variants and new switchgear. It is also believed that the new model will be available only in the five door hatchback avatar.
Powering the new Volkswagen Golf GTI will be an updated version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor. This unit is currently offered in two states of tune including 255 hp and 290 hp models, the latter being a TCR variant. Transmission options will be carried over and will include a six speed manual unit and a seven-speed DSG unit. These specifications will enable the vehicle to sprint from 0-100 kmph in less than the current timing of six seconds. Volkswagen is expected to launch the next generation Golf GTI in 2020.