2021 Volkswagen Golf
We’ve currently seen the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf with almost no camouflage at all, but the next-gen GTI, a perennial favorite of ours, has been somewhat of a mystery. Our spy professional photographers have now gotten the first images of the GTI, giving us an excellent take a look at the performance version of the new Golf. Like the basic car, the GTI is getting an evolutionary redesign that doesn’t take numerous risks.
2021 Volkswagen Golf Design
Despite the camouflage wrap, we can see that the new GTI has a much racier appearance than the regular Mark 8 Golf. At the front, there’s a bigger lower grille with a honeycomb pattern, integrated fog lights, and a lower splitter, and the upper grille needs to get the GTI’s common red stripe. We can also see much deeper side skirts, wheels snatched from the Mark 7 Rabbit Edition, a bigger rear spoiler, and a new diffuser with dual exhaust suggestions.
2021 Volkswagen Golf Spy Shots
Although our spy professional photographer didn’t get a shot of the within, it needs to stick quite close in style to the regular Golf, which is getting a radical interior redesign. The GTI will likely get plaid cloth seats, a golf-ball-like shifter, additional red accents, and a sportier steering wheel to differentiate it from the standard car.
2021 Volkswagen Golf Engine
The Mark 8 must utilize an evolution of the existing GTI’s EA888 engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. In the U.S.-market Mark 7, that powertrain produces 228 horsepower, but special models in Europe like the TCR make 286 horsepower. Rumors recommend the “base” Mark 8 GTI might make 250 horsepower, while a higher-end model will provide closer to 300. Transmission choices ought to stay the exact same, suggesting a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
2021 Volkswagen Golf Debut and Price
The standard Golf will be revealed in a few months, with the GTI following soon after. Recently, a report came out saying the GTI would be the lowest-end version of the Mark 8 Golf that will be sold in the U.S., indicating no base Golf– that was slightly exposed by a VW spokesperson, however, it might still hold true. We believe that if the Mark 8 GTI does become the entry-level Golf, its expense could come down a bit from the 2019 model’s $28,490 base cost.