About 44 years after the appearance of the first Volkswagen Golf GTI, a new generation (the eighth) now arrives on the national market.
Unveiled a few months ago and even tested by us, the new Golf GTI intends to maintain a path of success that has already resulted in the sale of more than 2.3 million units since the first generation launched in 1975.
Underneath the hood of the most sporty of Golf (at least until the arrival of the newly presented Golf GTI Clubsport) is the well-known EA888, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo that delivers 245 hp and 370 Nm.
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Sending power to the front wheels is a six-speed manual (standard) or seven-speed DSG. All this allows you to fulfill the traditional 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.2 seconds and reach 250 km / h of maximum speed (electronically limited).
This is the number of units manufactured for the Volkswagen Golf GTI since it was launched in September 1975. It is the best-selling compact sports car in the world.
One of the characteristics of the new Volkswagen Golf is the digitalization of the interior, with the GTI also betting heavily on technology.
Proof of this is the adoption of the already known “Digital Cockpit” with a 10.25 ″ screen, but which in the Golf GTI gains exclusive customization. As usual, the “Innovision Cockpit” is also available, which includes a central screen of 10 ″ as an option (8 ″ as standard) for the infotainment system.
To this is added equipment such as the head-up display, IQ.LIGHT LED headlights, the “We Connect” and “We Connect Plus” systems that Streaming & Internet, online radio and other functions, or the Harman Kardon sound system with a power of 480 W.
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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is now available in Portugal, with a price starting at 45 313 euros.