Sao Paolo Motor Show: Volkswagen Gol GT concept image

The German automaker has decided to showcase a sporty but accessible hatchback prototype based on the refreshed third-generation Gol.

The GT concept has an aggressive body kit with big air vents and a set of large 18-inch alloy wheels which bode well with the sporty feel of the enhanced three-door hatchback. The subcompact model has also gained a Gray Volcano paint with red accents reminiscent of the VW family of GTI cars. VW Brazil also took full advantage of the concept form by packing full-LED headlights, a faux rear diffuser, dual exhaust tips, and a prominent roof-mounted spoiler. The Gol exudes Polo GTI feel with “GT” stickers on the sides and on the rear glass as a tribute to the original Gol GT introduced back in 1984.

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The interior also features the same dynamic accents with a mainly black cabin featuring an array of red accents – including the new sports front seats. The flat-bottomed steering wheel gets the “GT” logo, while the horizontal trim on the air vents is another tribute to the first Gol GT. No technical details have been revealed, but from the cabin shots we noticed the five-speed manual gearbox. If the Gol GT concept spawns a production version a good choice would be the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine, which has 115 horsepower (85 kilowatts) and 147 pound-feet (200 Newton-meters) of torque.