2017 VW Golf GTI Changes and Release Date

Security and comfort will be the focus for improvement of the 2017 VW Golf GTI. The most popular Volkswagen model will also come with new engine options and better fuel economy rating. The 8th generation model would be available at the dealership at late 2017 or early 2018. There will be two variants of the new Golf GTI available, the standard and extended wheelbase model. The Chinese and the US will be the only market for the extended wheelbase version.

2017 VW Golf GTI Exterior

2017 VW Golf GTI Changes

2017 VW Golf GTI Changes

The comfort level of the next generation GTI comes from the VW’s MQB platform that that have been used on other Volkwagen’s models. This platform makes the new Golf GTI lower and wider than the previous model. In addition, there is almost 50 kg weight reduction in the new 2017 VW Golf GTI. The VW GTO design concept inspires the overall look of the car. The body could be in various model variants. Updated infotainment systems, parking rear camera, and pedestrian recognition alert are some of many other high tech improvements.

2017 VW Golf GTI Engine Performance

2017 VW Golf GTI Changes

2017 VW Golf GTI Changes

There are several diesel and gasoline engine options available in addition to the hybrid and plug-in variants. The gasoline engine is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder while diesel is 2.0-liter engine similar to that used in the new VW Passat. A 7-speed DSG transmission will be paired with the engine and there is also different transmission version available. 10-speed double clutch DSG transmission is used to equip the GTI R and GTD trims. 4MOTION all wheel drive will also be added. The Hybrid and GTE variants will come with 115-hp diesel and 279-hp gasoline engine options. The multiple clutches transmission on 2017 VW Golf GTI will ensure that the gear shift will go smoothly and continuously so there will be no drop of power when accelerating.