The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTE and GTD have been revealed as nearly ready for production concepts, and they’re bland, but fast.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 2L turbo I4 (EA888 Evo4) with 180kW (241hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft), 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG, and FWD.
The 2018 Volkswagen Up GTI has a 1L turbo I3 with 85kW (113hp) and 200Nm (148 lb-ft), 6-speed manual, FWD, 0-100km/h in 8.8s, and 15mm lower suspension.
Reportedly only the Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf performance models will be sold in the US, meaning the Alltrack, wagon and regular hatch models are out.
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has a 2L turbo with 180kW (241hp), FWD, 7-speed DSG, 18″ or 19″ wheels, and front differential lock.
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR 3-door hatch has been previewed by a concept. It has FWD, a 2-liter turbo engine with 213kW (286hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft), 7-speed DCT, 18″ or 19″ wheels, microfiber trim, new aero, and an adjustable chassis.
The changes for the 2017 Peugeot 308 GTi facelift are hard to pick with new headlamps, taillamps, bumpers and hood. It’s still super sexy and turbocharged.
The Mark VI Volkswagen Polo GTI looks better, but so familiar. It rides on the larger MQB-A0 platform and has a larger 2-liter turbo I4 with FWD.
The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo GTI has a larger 2-liter turbo I4 with 147kW (197hp), FWD, and a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG.
The first Volkswagen Golf GTI created the hot hatch with 1.6 or 1.8-liter engines, tuned suspension, better handling, tartan trim and a golf ball shifter.