Not long ago, Volkswagen released it’s 7th edition of the ever-so-popular Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSi. It was a hit among young drivers, it being a hatchback (which saves space and bulk), and also with the efficient performance of it’s 122 or 140 bhp, 1.4 litre engine.
Later this week, Volkswagen is due to launch the GTI version of the 2013 Golf. The 7th generation GTI will feature a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, capable of pushing the car from 0 to 100 in just slightly over 6.5 seconds. According to reports online, the fuel consumption of the GTI Mk 7 will also improve by over 0.7 litres compared to the Mk 6, giving you close to 6.6 litre per 100 kilometres travelled!
I am not too sure about whether the infamous issue of Volkswagen’s DSG 7-speed gearbox will affect this generation of Golfs, having still heard complaints and feedback about Sciroccos and Golfs Mk 6 suffering from these malfunctions, but I certainly do hope that the Mk 7s will not see a repeat of history.
External changes for the GTI Mk 7 include red-painted brake calipers and dual-side chromed tailpipes for a more sporty look. It is also understood that the two more popular colours of the Golf GTI – the “Tornado Red” and “Black” will also be available for customization.
Rims will also have a new look for the new Mk 7 as newly-designed 18 inches will be fitted onto the car.
According to sources, the launch of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7 will be held this weekend from the 5th to 7th July. The price tag has yet to be confirmed pending COE fluctuations, but analysts predict it to be resting around the S$200,000 mark.