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Golf goes one up with GT Sport

2007-06-06 06:23
Volkswagen has set about consolidating their Golf range by introducing new GT badged performance variants in both TDI and TSI guises.

The new Golf GT Sport gets a new front end with smoked headlamp clusters, GTI- and R32-like grille treatment and fog lamps. It also has tinted windows and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Leather dominates the inside of the car. A leather-trimmed steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake are used with front sport seats. Luxury items include light sensing head lights and rain sensing windscreen wipers, Climatic automatic air conditioning, eight-speaker audio system and electric windows.

Six airbags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are some of the safety items on board.

Two engines - the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI - will be made available with six-speed manual or DSG transmissions. Both the petrol 1.4-litre and diesel 2.0-litre engines will be offered in two states of tune, producing either 104- or 127 kW.

The 1.4 TSI uses both a turbo- and a supercharger to produce very impressive power figures despite its modest capacity while retaining impressive economy.

In Europe, it is available in both three- and five-door body styles. The twin-turbocharged 1.4 TSI has chrome exhaust tips on its tailpipes.

VWSA has confirmed that there are no plans to introduce the GT Sport in South Africa, as yet.

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