Volkswagen debuted the Golf GTI at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The iconic hot hatch receives performance upgrades and visual upgrades while maintaining the functionality that Volkswagens are known for.
A 2-liter turbo charged direct injected four cylinder engine produces 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Performance Pack, the GTI produces an additional 10 horsepower. This allows the car accelerate to 60 mph in 6.4 rather than 6.5 seconds, on to a top speed of 155 mph rather than 153 mph.
The GTI is fitted with a lowered suspension system for a more dynamic ride, ventilated disc brakes with sporty looking red break calipers and an optional limited slip differential, available with the Performance Pack.
Fortunately, the GTI comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, though a 6-speed DSG transmission is available for those interested.
Thanks to the car’s lightweight (2,978 lbs.) and engine start/stop technology, the GTI is estimated to get 39 mpg.
Styling wise, the Golf GTI receives 17-inch wheels, red exterior accents around the grill, more aggressive looking front air intakes, a rear diffuser, and dual chrome exhaust tips. The interior receives a sports steering wheel, and tartan pattern seats, a cloth pattern that has been used in every GTI since the original MKI.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI will go on sale in May of this year, for approximately $36,975.