The eighth-generation Golf GTI will officially be presented in early March 2020 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen believes the Golf GTI is an icon, which is almost true. 45 years ago, the GTI 45 in fact became the first hot hatchback in the world. At Geneva, the company will officially unveil the new-generation model.
The automaker still gives little information about the newcomer. In the official press release, Volkswagen talks about “a pure, intelligent and superior high-tech sports car for the digital age”, that is, about nothing. However, this approach is explainable: the company is teasing the public before the Geneva show.
VW thinks the Golf GTI is successful because its DNA has never changed. The hot hatchback still has a clean design, front-wheel drive, a maneuverable chassis and a powerful gasoline engine.
However, Volkswagen has constantly updated the GTI, combining traditions and innovations. That is why the car becomes the icon. The eighth-generation vehicle is digitalized and connected, equipped with many intelligent assistance systems.
In particular, the new Golf GTI is one of the first compact sports cars to communicate with other vehicles through Car2X technology. This is the first Golf GTI with a fully digital interior, displays and controls.
The power of the turbocharged engine should surprise, but the details about the mechanical parts are not announced yet. The current GTI has a 2.0-liter 245-hp TSI engine.
The Geneva Motor Show will begin next week, on March 5, so soon we’ll know all about the new Golf GTI.