Volkswagen Golf GTI
In 1976, the first Golf GTI became an instant classic, and this month marks the highly anticipated launch of the seventh generation Golf GTI in Australia.
With a 162 kW output doubling that of Golf GTI Mk 1 (81 kW); GTI offers increased power, significantly more torque and the fastest acceleration yet in a GTI.
The new Golf GTI accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Based on its handling properties, the GTI is uniquely placed to penetrate the market segment of considerably more expensive sports cars.
The seventh generation of the sporty icon is the first Golf GTI to launch with standard technology highlights such as progressive steering, driver fatigue detection system, driving profile selection, multi-collision brake and extended electronic differential lock.
Optional systems available in the new GTI include adaptive cruise control and the surroundings monitoring system front assist with city emergency braking.
The Golf GTI is equipped with a start/stop system and a six-speed gearbox, arbox, achieving fuele consumption of 6.2 l/100 km.
Its combined fuel consumption has been reduced by 1.5 litres or 19 per cent compared to the previous model.
An optional six-speed dual clutch gearbox offers uninterrupted propulsive power. In this case, the fuel consumption is 6.6 l/100 km (equivalent to 153g/km CO2), 13 per cent less than that of the previous GTI.
The GTI is based on the new modular transverse matrix and benefits from significant weight reductions improving performance and efficiency. The new Golf GTI weighs 1380 kg. In urban traffic, the start/stop system has a positive effect on fuel economy.
The Mk 7 Golf GTI continues the legacy the original started in 1976 and is set to raise the bar even higher with unprecedented levels of performance, efficiency and convenience.
For more info on the new Volkswagen Golf GTI call into Darryl Twitt Volkswagen, Benalla road Shepparton. Or call the s showroom on 5822 5844.