These images showing the GTI Concept version of Volkswagen’s brand new Golf VII have sploshed out onto the internet.
Power comes from the company’s 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged engine, developing 220 hp or 230 hp when specified with the performance package, while torque rises to 350 Nm – 70 Nm up on the outgoing model. The extra power combined with the car’s lighter construction results in a 0-100 km/h time of 6.6 seconds and 246 km/h top speed (performance package: 6.5s and 250 km/h). Fuel consumption is also improved, with the 2013 GTI needing just 6.6 litres every 100 kilometres – a 1.3 litre reduction compared to its predecessor..
Visually the GTI Concept wears bi-xenon headlights with LED DRLs, tinted LED tail-lights, honeycomb grille sections with red trim, 17-inch alloys (optional 18s), a larger roof spoiler and twin tailpipes. Inside, Volkswagen has retained that check trim, reminiscent of the original 1970’s upholstery.