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Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

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VW readies new Golf GTI - 158kW

2008-08-13 14:13

Volkswagen will unveil its new Golf GTI in 2009 – either at the Geneva or Frankfurt motor shows.

The German carmaker has just lifted the lid on the sixth-generation Golf, and rumours are already doing the rounds about the specs of the next GTI derivative.

Power will come from a 158-kW turbocharged 2.0-litre version of the group’s new global EA888 engine, equipped with the new valve-lift system developed by Audi. Torque is said to be 350 Nm.

Also, VW plans to give the new GTI an even beefier look to position it as a more distinctive Golf model. Apparently the headlights will have Audi-style LED running lights.

The bad news for six-cylinder Golf fans is that there won’t be a successor for the current R32 model, mainly because of EU emissions legislation.

However, VW plans to launch an all-wheel-drive R variant of the GTI with about 195kW on tap.


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