Next-gen VW Golf GTI is four years away image

A new report is indicating some interesting details on the next Volkswagen Golf GTI generation which is believed to be just four years away.

Despite the fact that it is here to stay for quite a few more years, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a report, which has been signed by Automobile Magazine. According to our source, a new generation of the model should be introduced in early 2019 and this will be riding on the MQB Evo platform. The hot hatch will be 50 to 100 lbs lighter than the current generation an it will also get a longer wheelbase.

Nobody outside the company is sure what styling this will be getting but expect one which will be making it easily recognizable, in the regular Golf version, along with the necessary tweaks made to the GTI. The cabin is believed to be similar to the one of the Golf R Touch Concept and to get the head-up display, the digital instrument cluster, the voice and gesture recognition technology for the infotainment system which will be compatible to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and several other goodies. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is also believed to get an electronic limited slip differential, beefier brakes, adaptive dampers and more. Power will be provided, probably, by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine which will be good for 300 HP (223 kW). This will be connected to a 6-speed manual or an optional DSG.