The expected Volkswagen Golf GTI 2021 made its digital debut a few weeks ago after the cancellation of the Geneva Auto Show. Your first handful of Photos He showed us his appearance from the studio in great detail. Now, from road and track, the eighth generation of the hot-hatch has fun with the camera.
The photos were taken on the Killarney Circuit in South Africa and on roads around Cape Town. The new Golf GTI took a walk showing its new face, which is based on the Golf 2020 and dresses it with the GTI DNA: grille with honeycomb finish, red details, diffuser with double exhaust outlet and specific design of wheels up to 19 ” .
This eighth generation Golf GTI maintains the well-known 2.0-liter turbo engine, tuned to develop 242 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, and associated with an automatic double clutch gearbox. Volkswagen has not released acceleration times, but it should not be very different from 6.2 seconds It takes 242 hp from the previous generation Golf GTI Performance.
Along with the Golf GTI, Volkswagen introduced another pair of high-performance variants, but a different power source. On the one hand we find Golf GTD, powered by a 197 hp 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine; on the other is the Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid variant with 242 hp and 60 km of autonomy, thanks to a 1.4-liter turbo engine, supported by an electric drive.
Although everything points to America —with Canadian exception– It will run out of the original Volkswagen Golf, some sports versions like this GTI or R do seem to be among the brand’s plans. Chances are that the new Golf GTI arrives in Mexico in the course of 2021.