The Geneva Auto Show is less than a week away! Volkswagen has already talked about the reveal of the XL1 and now the 2015 Golf GTI upgrade. Some general information for now includes the most important upgrade in power from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the previous model’s 200-horsepower rating to the new GTI’s 220 hp at 4,500 rpm. Torque is now 258 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm. An optional factory performance pack–a first for VW–can boost that to 230 hp. Inside, the new GTI gets “Clark” tartan pattern on the seats; a black headliner; red ambient lighting; a sport steering wheel; GTI-badged shifter knob and instrument cluster; special trim inserts; and stainless steel pedals.
All GTIs will also include a “progressive” steering system, automatic climate control, park assist, touchscreen infotainment system, and a winter pack with heated front seats. Three colors are available for the GTI: “Tornado Red,” “Black,” and “Pure White.”
The new GTI hits Germany in May, with U.S. arrival sometime later this year. Stay tuned early next week as we bring you the latest information and live images straight from the Volkswagen GTI’s debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Expect to see these in the future at VW Southtowne.
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