The inventor of the hot-hatch category is back with a new version.
Of course, we are talking about the Golf GTI from Volkswagen. It is one of the icon cars of the automotive industry. Millions and millions of fans around the globe waited for this eighth generation of the GTI.
Despite that it is based on the same MQB platform, launched with the third generation of Audi A3 in 2012, the Golf has succeeded to leave a good impression and the GTI version came with some pretty good improvements. The DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) system is one of those updates. It continuously reacts to the road surface and driving situations while measuring the steering inputs, braking and acceleration. The main assistance is made to improve comfort depending on the road smoothness, adjusting the four shock absorbers or strengthening them for a sportier driving mode. The DCC also has different pre-set profiles: COMFORT, ECO and SPORT. Plus an “Individual” mode, which can be tailored as desired by the user.
The engine used in the Golf GTI is a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit. It offers 245 hp and 370 Nm (272 lb.ft) of torque. It is coupled as standard to a 6-speed manual gearbox, but a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch is offered extra. No data regarding its performance was issued at the time of the publishing.