Volkswagen Golf GTI makes Geneva debut

The Geneva Motor Show has started as Volkswagen has taken the covers off the 2013 Golf GTI.

Looking almost similar to the concept, production model has a sporty body kit with a rear diffuser, modified bumpers and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. There’s also honeycomb grille inserts, xenon headlights and chromed exhaust tips. Other features include tinted taillights, a sport-tuned suspension and 17- to 19-inch alloy wheels.

The inside part also gets facelifted as it has been fitted with tartan pattern sport seats, red accent stitching and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Other things include gloss black trim, stainless steel pedals, a unique gear knob and red ambient lighting.

Power gets boost from a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that churns 220 HP (162 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 10 HP (7 kW) and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft). This lets the model to speed up from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and hit a high speed of 246 km/h (153 mph).

The Golf GTI will be put on block this May and prices in Germany start at €28,350.

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