Volkswagen unveils the new Golf GTI at the Geneva International Motor Show
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, March 07 - 2013 at 11:54
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Volkswagen has revealed the next generation of superior dynamic performance at the opening day of the Geneva International Motor Show, with the global unveiling of the new Golf GTI.
As a classic with cult status, the Golf GTI systematically combines sportiness and driving fun, with the strengths of the Golf, into a unique concept of compact sport hatchback. The 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox helps to reach DIN fuel consumption value of 6.0L/100 km; meaning that the new Golf GTI offers an 18% improvement in fuel economy compared to the previous model.
Thomas Milz, Managing Director, Volkswagen Middle East, said: "The new Golf GTI is sportier than ever and one of the most eagerly anticipated new models for 2013. This model represents pure dynamics with all of the everyday utility qualities of the Golf, the seventh generation of which was launched in the Middle East in January. We are very excited to bring this even more dynamic Volkswagen icon to our region.
"The GTI has long been a favourite amongst automotive aficionados across the Middle East and last year accounted for 60% of all Golf model sales in the AGCC. The new GTI model is due to arrive in the Middle East during Q3 of this year and together with the new Golf, we are looking forward to introducing these spectacular new offerings to our customers."
The sporty character of the Golf GTI is reflected in its traditional red-painted brake callipers, two chrome tailpipes and a sport suspension. The exterior of the compact sports car also scores with 17-inch "Brooklyn" GTI wheels and 225/45 size tyres, special side sills, a diffuser and smoked LED rear lights (including LED license plate illumination).
Visual highlights in the interior are top sport seats in tartan pattern ("Clark"), a black roofliner and red ambience lighting. The cars also offers sporty GTI features such as a sport steering wheel, GTI gear shift grip and instrument cluster, special trim strips and stainless steel pedals and foot support.
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