New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI First Photos

The completely unveiled new Golf GTI has been spotted on the snow and ice of the Arctic Circle.

As expected, it follows the design of the standard Golf, with a few sporting elements such as narrower front LED headlights, front grille and wings. Like the previous GTI version, this one will have a unique front and rear bumper, large air intakes, spoiler, sports wheels, better tires and dual exhaust.

The new Golf GTI will be exclusively in the five-door hatchback version and will not have a hybrid powertrain.

Under the hood will be an upgraded version of the EA888 2.0-liter turbo petrol from the current Golf GTI Mk VII. It will be available in two variants – 255 and 295 hp, both paired with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

A more powerful version is reserved for the GTI TCR, which will replace the GTI Performance package.

The interior changes are equally subtle – the next-generation GTI will get a new digital cockpit, an optional hed-ap display, a new T-shaped shift knob, a new center console …

Volkswagen will launch the new GTI next year as well as the GTI TCR, R and GTD versions.