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It’s been a while aback we’ve apparent the Mk8 Golf GTI, but now we get to see a near-production ancestor as it goes through what we accept is the final actualization of testing afore it debuts and accouterment into production. The new able-bodied awning is absolutely apparent as are the abreast headlights and best of the avant-garde fascia. The beyond bend air intakes are hidden with atramentous tape, but if you attending abutting enough, you can accomplish out their book abaft the tape.
The ancillary contour is absolutely what you would expect, and there are no aloft changes alfresco of the added ancillary skirts that will accord the GTI a hardly added advancing look. This ancestor is cutting the accepted Golf wheels, but we already apperceive the GTI will affection black, dual-five-spoke auto as we saw those on the aftermost ancestor (look bottomward and the aftermost sighting.) The rear end is appealing abundant the aforementioned adventure as before, however, we can now see the abounding assembly tailights and the beyond bankrupt pipes with the official lower fascia insert. It absolutely looks absolutely adventurous from this view.
As far as ability achievement goes, we’re assured about 300 application aback the accepted GTI TCR delivers about 290. However, we’ll accept to delay and see what happens now that VW has that alarming mild-hybrid arrangement that is able of carrying a ample achievement increase.
We’ve apparent the Mk.8, or at atomic what we anticipation was the MK. 8, testing in a video a while back, but this is the aboriginal time our photographers accept spotted it on accessible roads. We still don’t apperceive a lot about the next-gen Golf, but we do apperceive that this is the hotter GTi archetypal acknowledgment to the bigger, added wheels, the added ancillary skirts, and the beyond bankrupt outlets. We’re additionally assured the next-gen GTI to action about 300 application in best markets, which ill put it a beard over the accepted GTI TCR that has about 290. The autogenous will accept a abounding makeover and should go all-digital, but the all-embracing actualization of the Golf will change actual little as is the accepted case with the accomplished few generations. Apprehend a admission to appear after on in 2019, apparently at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The GTI amalgamation will alter the accumbent slats in the grille with a bore mesh
Although Volkswagen is still application the old anatomy for Golf Mk8 analysis cars, the auto will absolutely get the company’s latest architecture language. We’ve apparent it on a ambit of newly-launched models, including the Arteon auto that replaced the CC. The Golf will additionally account from a beyond avant-garde grille, bigger headlamps, and a added advancing bumper. The GTI amalgamation will alter the accumbent slats in the grille with a bore cobweb and will add the acceptable red band on anniversary ancillary of the logo.
Our artist additionally added C-shaped LED lights on the big, black-painted air vents on anniversary ancillary of the lower grille and a heavily sculpted agent hood. Onto the sides, the accessible Golf shouldn’t change much, so attending for the aforementioned acceptable auto grille. However, it will action revised mirror caps (likely with a carbon-fiber option), a added able-bodied beltline, and beefier ancillary skirts. A new set of auto will annular off the look.
Design aside, the new Golf GTI will be a bit best and added than its predecessor
The rear area should attending actual familiar, although Volkswagen will apparently redesign the taillights to accommodate new LED lights. Added changes will be arresting in the bumper, which will accretion a new diffuser-like element, hopefully absolutely added advancing than the banal assemblage apparent on the accepted GTI. For the aboriginal time ever, there will be “Golf” book beneath the “VW” badge, agnate to the new Arteon.
Design aside, the new Golf GTI will be a bit best and added than its predecessor. Not alone it will accord the auto a added buried stance, but it will additionally access adherence and accommodate a bit added legroom and bend allowance central the cabin.
The Touareg’s 15-inch affectation is acceptable to be offered on the added big-ticket trims
The autogenous of the accessible Golf Mk8 charcoal a abstruseness with no spy shots to run by, but the latest Polo and Touareg models accommodate some admired hints.
Although the Golf won’t be identical to any of the cars mentioned above, it will accept agnate cues, starting with a abundant cleaner dashboard with ellipsoidal vents at the corners and in the centermost stack. I will get a abundant bigger infotainment awning in the middle, with the Touareg’s 15-inch affectation acceptable to be offered on the added big-ticket trims. An all agenda apparatus array is additionally on the table. As usual, the redesign will accommodate a new council wheel, revised seats, new upholstery and materials, and added allowance for rear passengers.
According to architecture arch Klaus Bischoff, the accessible Golf will accept a “total agenda environment”
On the tech front, Volkswagen promises a “revolution.” According to architecture arch Klaus Bischoff, the accessible Golf will accept a “total agenda environment; the alone alternation aspect is basically the council wheel.”
Karlheinz Hell, Volkswagen’s baby car boss, additionally said that the accessible Golf will booty the auto into a new era: “The abutting Golf will booty Volkswagen into the era of absolutely affiliated cartage with continued free active functions. It will accept added software on lath than anytime before. It will consistently be online and its agenda cockpit and abetment systems will be the criterion in agreement of connectivity and safety.”
The turbocharged agent will assignment in affiliation with a 48V balmy amalgam system
Official drivetrain capacity are still beneath wraps, but we do apperceive that the accessible Golf GTI will use an adapted adaptation of the company’s accustomed MQB platform. Chat has it that the upgraded underpinnings will advice afford up to 70 kg (about 154 pounds) compared to the approachable archetypal due to use of added failing materials. Combined with added weight-saving features, the new Golf GTI could be about 200 pounds lighter than the old model, which will construe into bigger achievement and ammunition economy.
Speaking of performance, the GTI will absorb its atom amid the accepted Golf and the performance-rated R archetypal in the lineup. It will additionally abide to use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but the turbocharged assemblage will assignment in affiliation with a 48V balmy amalgam system. The technology will accommodate engine-off coasting, an chip starter-motor and generator, as able-bodied as electrically apprenticed turbochargers. Achievement is still a mystery, but the accessible archetypal should be the best able anytime congenital and accomplish in balance of 250 horsepower.
Volkswagen will apparently abide to action the Achievement Package, which should access the GTI’s achievement to at atomic 270 horsepower
With the next-gen Ford Focus ST set to get th RS’ 2.3-liter EcoBoost agent with at atomic 270 horsepower, the Golf GTI should boasts at atomic 250 horses in abject trim. Volkswagen will apparently abide to action the Achievement Package, which should access the GTI’s achievement to at atomic 270 horsepower. An adapted all-wheel-drive arrangement will accord the auto added stability, traction, and dynamics. Chat has it that Volkswagen is alive on an electrically apprenticed rear arbor for the 4Motion system, but this affection ability be offered on the Golf R archetypal only.
Given the added power, the amalgam setup, and the lighter barrier weight, the new Golf GTI should be about a half-second quicker from 0 to 62 mph. The approachable archetypal needs 6.4 abnormal to hit 62 mph, so apprehend the Mk8 adaptation to get there in 5.9 clicks. Top dispatch will abide bound at the accepted 155 mph.
Pricing advice is acutely not accessible at this point, but it’s safe to accept that the redesign will add a exceptional to the accepted sticker. With the approachable GTI priced from $26,415, the Mk8 archetypal could back about $28,000 afore options. Volkswagen has already accepted that assembly of the eighth-generation Golf will alpha in June 2019, so the GTI archetypal could breach awning by the end of 2019.
The Fiesta ST has been the Golf GTI’s capital battling for abounding years now and a aboriginal archetypal is underway. Ford has already apparent the new-generation Fiesta, but the ST archetypal has yet to breach cover. The approachable adaptation is already added able than the accepted Golf GTI at 252 horsepower, but chat has it that the next-gen archetypal will accomplish alike added power. The latest rumors affirmation that the ST will use a detuned adaptation of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost comminute from the Focus RS, with achievement about the 270-horsepower mark. Added sources beforehand that the agent could be acquainted afterpiece to 300 horses in adjustment to ample the gap amid the abject archetypal and the next-gen, 400-horsepower, amalgam RS model. If this proves to be true, the Focus ST will be adamantine to beat. But alike with 270 horsepower, the ST will charge beneath than six abnormal to hit 62 mph Styling-wise, the new Focus looks absolutely added advancing and the ST will get sportier bumpers avant-garde and rear. The latest Focus is already able with Ford’s latest tech and added exceptional features, so the berth should be advancing adjoin the accessible Golf GTI. Pricing will apparently alpha about $26,000 in the United States.
Read our abstract analysis of the 2019 Ford Focus ST.
The i30 N is the newest archetypal in this chic and clashing added hot-hatches, it has what it takes to accord the Golf GTI and Focus ST a run for their money. Developed by Hyundai’s N achievement analysis based in Europe, the i30 N is decidedly advancing on the outside, while the autogenous boasts adventurous seats and a lap timer for clue duty. The Korean auto draws its abstract from a 2.0-liter T-GDI agent offered in two configurations. The Accepted Amalgamation comes with 246 application and 260 pound-feet, while the Achievement Amalgamation cranks out 271 horses and the aforementioned torque. An overboost action adds eight percent added torque and quicker acceleration. But although the i30 N is aloof as able as the abutting Focus ST and Golf GTI are accepted to be, it will be slower from 0 to 62 mph, with the Achievement adaptation rated at 6.1 seconds. Top dispatch is bound to the aforementioned 155 mph. The bad account is that the i30 N isn’t offered in the United States, so the allegory is for European consumers only.
Read our abounding adventure on the 2018 Hyundai i30 N.
Granted, the accessible Volkswagen Golf GTI is a big abstruseness as of this writing, abnormally with the approved Golf still beneath wraps, but rumors beforehand that the Germans are advancing the quickest and best avant-garde GTI anytime built. There’s no agnosticism that the Golf will abide awful accepted in this niche, but the antagonism is accepting tougher than anytime with the Hyundai i30 N already in dealerships and with a new Ford Focus ST underway. Maybe the awful advance, agenda cockpit and the balmy amalgam arrangement will accomplish a difference, but we won’t apperceive that until the abutting Golf GTI break awning in 2019.
Read our abounding analysis on the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
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Update 070/8/2019: Our spy photographers bent the 2020 Volkswagen Golf MK. 8 accomplishing some testing on accessible anchorage abreast the company’s address in Germany. Check out the latest spy shots and what we apperceive in the Spy Shots area below.