Mild Golf GTI
The Scirocco is still not confirmed for Australia, and could easily miss the cut if the price is not right, but is a big deal for Volkswagen in Europe and more than enough reason for a slightly conservative approach to the new Golf GTI.
But the car’s design chief, Mark Lichte, is talking it up as it was readied for its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show.
“We’re really proud of the clean, simple shapes. We don’t want unnecessary add-ons that add weight,” he said.
Still, the GTI has some obvious go-faster gear including a small rear spoiler, 18in alloys and a flat-bottomed