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Volkswagen Golf GTI To Go On Sale In May

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.

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