MOD­EST BOOST FOR HOT HATCH

Mercury (Hobart) - Cars Guide - - FRONT PAGE - JD

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.

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