Wolfsburg - The next-generation Golf GTI could be significantly more potent than the current model, according to a new report out of Germany.
According to AutoBild, the ‘Performance’ version of the new GTI could produce more than 220kW, which would be a good 50kW more than the current GTI Performance, almost matching the hardcore GTI Clubsport S, which has 228kW.
Volkswagen has already confirmed that the next Golf will be offered with a 48 volt mild hybrid system, and this will no doubt apply to the new GTI too, the system being mated to an uprated version of the company’s 2-litre turbopetrol engine, powering the front wheels as before.
But just what chassis tricks engineers have up their sleeves for the Performance model remains to be seen as that is a great deal of power to shove through the front wheels.
A lower-output ‘standard’ GTI will also be offered, likely with 169kW, according to the German publication.