MODEST BOOST FOR HOT HATCH
THE Golf GTI 7.5 arrives in August with a new nose and a power boost for its turbo 2.0-litre (from 162kW to 169kW, although torque is unchanged at 350Nm).
It retains a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch auto while less powerful Golf models have a seven-speed.
In Europe the GTI Performance edition is boosted to 180kW and the Golf R has 228kW, but these outputs are yet to be confirmed for Australia. In the past, the power figures were down slightly compared to Europe because the engines have been de-tuned to suit our hot climate.