Volkswagen unveils the 8th generation Golf GTI, GTE, GTD at Geneva next month.
The world premieres of these three versions in their next iteration will take place at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5-15, 2020. They offer three efficient drive systems, one design and equipment philosophy.
The iconic Golf GTI was launched 44 years ago, joined afterwards by the GTD in 1984 and the GTE in 2014.
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is newly designed, fully digitalized and networked. The powertrain comprises a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 180-kW (245 hp) turbocharged direct injection engine with the torque up to 370 Nm (273 lb-ft), and a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard / an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission DSG.
The new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid is powered by a TSI 4-cylinder 110-kW (150 hp) engine, an electric motor producing 85 kW (116 hp), a 6-speed DSG gearbox and a new half more powerful 13-kWh lithium-ion battery. The total power output is 180 kW (245 hp), the max torque is 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The electric range increases to 60 km in all-electric mode, the car can achieve up to 130 km/h.
The new Volkswagen Golf GTD features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI that delivers 147 kW (200 hp), mated with a 7-speed dual clutch DSG gearbox as standard. The top torque is 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The new twin dosing SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system significantly reduces NO emissions compared with the predecessor.