Welcome the new Volkswagen Golf GTI

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is described to be faster, stronger and lighter. It was unveiled in the Paris motor show. Eventually it will hit the dealerships of US and Europe. So what is special about the car? It combines special processes of manufacturing like upgraded engine and a new platform. The car model has also seen safety and technology changes. This new GTI will be a magnitude higher than the previous model. However, it has the same hatchback. The only difference is it is packed with standard features you expect from a car coming from Volkswagen. Another notable feature is the Modular Transverse Matrix that adds force to every front wheel drive model like the Polo and Passat. This Golf GTI made the well known car maker excited. The new platform allows the VW to accommodate changes like long wheel bases and brand new power trains.

Volkswagen Golf GTI rear view

Volkswagen Golf GTI rear view

The new car model is said to be balanced in its body components. It is more impressive because of weight reduction. It is done with the combination of steel and aluminum through the manufacturing process that put together the two. According to reports, this is so much lighter than the modified Mk6. This is due to the steel chassis, developed suspension, and light engine. The next Golf will have aluminum roof and chassis. It means that the GTI will be lighter than this model which is great. As part of the weight reduction process, the car maker will only be offering optional features.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior

Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior

The luxury models together with the add-ons will cost thrice as much. The company is putting infotainment systems that are powered by NVIDIA. The Golf-GTI will have radar and camera cruise control, parking assistance, auto dim headlights and guided parking brake. Just like Mercedes model, it will have a fatigue detection system. This will let the driver know that it’s time for coffee. The engine is 1.8T which gives off 180 hp. It is much stronger than the previous Golf. Because of the developed suspension and electric steering wheel, the car will be more fuel efficient and practical compared to any other cars in the same category.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI

Based on the test drive that was done, it is said that this is much faster than Green hell and other counterparts. The much awaited Golf GTI will be available in 2013. The Mk7 will be released after that.  It means that they will be sold alongside with each other. Due to the latest manufacturing process that was used to the cars, cost of parts will be lesser. This means that the next models will be less expensive although it will have more features and more power. The car will also have better performance and control handling than other Volkswagen models.

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