However, for many, I knew a little … And it was not due to the specifications of the new Golf GTI, but mainly because of its appearance, taking into account the general approval obtained by the previous generation.
Designers being designers would not be quiet. Armed with Photoshop, they gave the talent to give us their vision of what would be, for them, the ideal Golf GTI for this new generation. But even before we got to know them, Volkswagen published new images of the Golf GTI (and the GTD and GTE), equipped with new and more attractive wheels.
The Golf GTI has even more wheels available, as we can see …
Even before the new Volkswagen Golf GTI was introduced, after the “regular” model was revealed, it was not necessary to wait long to see the first predictions about what the new iteration would look like. hot hatch.
Kolesa.ru is known for publishing projections of future models, always with the signature of Nikita Chuyko, and its forecast on what the Golf GTI would look like was no exception. Curiously, it does not differ much from the final model, with some exceptions: the absence of the decorative element that seems to go around the lower opening, and the set of lights (fog?) Composed of five separate elements and integrated in that opening.
The well-known author of the blog X-Tomi Design also wasted no time in showing his vision of the future Golf GTI.
He also based himself on the “regular” Golf bumper design, but gave it a new treatment, to which he added two discrete air inlets, one on each side, positioned above the lower air inlet – a “ graphics ”halfway to what we ended up seeing in the production Golf GTI.
The two previews of what would be the Golf GTI appear simpler and more assertive in appearance than the production version, but are they also more appealing, or more appropriate to the GTI?
Let’s change more, much more …
The Sketch Monkey, a designer of which we have published several works, expressed more clearly his dislike of the appearance of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. His criticisms are focused on the front, which he considers to have excessive visual noise. The changes he proposes are aimed at ensuring a more confident and fun style, which have always been the hallmark of the Golf GTI.
Inspired by the Golf R32 (4th generation), considered by itself the most beautiful of the “GTI” (although it is not a GTI), it goes further than the forecasts above and takes the opportunity to “straighten” the front of the new Golf – it does not agrees with the domed front that makes the grill / headlight assembly in a lower position. By slightly elevating this entire area, it reduces the uncomfortable bulging.
Compare the before and after to see what changes have been made – as always there is also a video with your justifications and process, just follow this link …
Finally, the most radical and also most nostalgic view of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. Again by the Russian publication Kolesa.ru, what would the Golf GTI (and more) be like, if it adopted a retro style? This is what we can see in the proposal below:
At the front we can see double circular optics, inspired by the first and second generation of Golf. At the rear we also see different optics, inspired by the horizontal optics of the first generation of Golf, which guarantees a look totally distinct from bestseller German. Is the future of Golf design… in the past?
What’s your opinion? Do you think these solutions improve or not the new Volkswagen Golf GTI and which one is your favorite? Leave your opinion in the comments box.
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