Volk­swa­gen Golf GTI

Shepparton News - Shepparton Car Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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