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Volkswagen recently just announced their first compact crossover for Europe, that is the stylish T-Roc. However, they also made it clear that only the Polo and Golf hatchbacks will be getting the GTI treatment. This means that we should not expect the Passat or Touareg in a Grand Touring Injection variant. With that being said, you cannot stop artists from rendering what they’ve imagined, and this time, it is a T-Roc GTI. That was quick considering that the CUV only made its world premiere a few days ago.
Without a doubt, the sporty version of the T-Roc will get the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the Golf GTI that can produce as much as 245 horsepower. The GTI Performance upgrade is currently available in Europe. But just because VW is not planning a GTI treatment for the T-Roc doesn’t mean it will not have any other variants. And sources say that there may be a chance for a T-Roc R that is a little more powerful with 310 horsepower engine just like the Golf R.
This was because Herbert Diess, VW chairman, said a few months ago that he would like to consider a more powerful all-wheel-drive T-Roc R. To further support this statement, sources that are close to Wolfsburg have told Autocar that the company’s head asked his engineers to build a development car. If Diess sends the go signal, then expect the T-Roc R to go on production, and it should be ready after the Tiguan R’s release. The Tiguan R is another hot AWD that a lot of us are expecting to see, with a five-cylinder 2.5 liter engine just like the Audi RS3 supposedly.Read the entire article Check out this VW T-Roc GTI on but don't get your hopes up
For those who think that the fifth generation of the Volkswagen Polo is a kinda small, here is very good news. The German carmaker is finally introducing the sixth generation of the VW Polo supermini, and customers would love the fact that it is larger to accommodate both passengers and their cargo.
More than being a bit more spacious, the new 2018 VW Polo features a whole design that is now dynamic. In addition, the new VW Polo is available with a more efficient engine as well as innovative driver assistance systems. With all these attributes, the sixth generation of the VW Polo is set to continue the success story of its predecessors, of which more than 14 million have been sold to date. That figure doesn’t include other versions of the Polo that had been sold around the world ever since the first generation of the supermini was introduced.
Compared to the fifth generation that was launched in 2009, the sixth-gen Polo has grown in terms of length (at 4,053 mm), width (at 1,751 mm) as well as wheelbase (at 2,564 mm). The sixth generation of the Polo, however, is slightly shorter in terms of height (at 1,446 mm). Despite its shorter height, the gen-6 Polo offers more head room both in the front cabin (1,019 mm) and in the rear cabin (964 mm). Amazingly, the newest iteration of the Polo offers 351 liters of trunk volume, around 71 liters more than in the previous generation. In addition, the front and rear tracks of the new Polo are also wider than in the previous model at 1,525 mm and 1,505 mm, respectively.Read the entire article VW introduces 6th generation of the Polo
Ever since Volkswagen revealed its first ID Concept, rumors about the hatchback and the next pure electric GTI have grown more intense. It’s probably because the German automaker neither confirmed nor denied the speculations. As a matter of fact, VW head for sales and marketing Jurgen Stackman has also hinted at an all-electric hatch and other possibilities under such a concept.
In a recent interview with Auto Express, Stackman shared his thoughts regarding the GTI formula and how it will change the way people perceive their upcoming compact EVs. Surprisingly, Stackman is quite optimistic about the idea and thinks that with electric vehicles, Volkswagen could deliver a car that is “fun to drive” and “fun to own” at the same time.
The first ID Concept as we know is equipped with a 168 hp electric motor that can go from 0-100 kilometers per hour under 8 seconds and up to 159 kilometers per hour at top speed. Add to that the concept EV’s flat lithium ion battery (tucked underneath the floor) that pushes it to go as far as 600 kilometers based on the NEDC standards.Read the entire article VW hints at electric-powered GTI performance model
Living up to the quality that the GTI has always been about since 1976, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is no extraordinary. It has been prominent on the racetrack since its launch in July 2015. All production models for the 2016 season had already been snapped up as early as January.
Teams can field the 20 cars in up to 16 national and international TCR touring car championship events. For the international TCR events, the cars will be handed over to sports teams starting March 11 in Abera/Barcelona (E). For the national TCR championship, the cars will undergo test drives at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia (E) starting March 14.
The production-based concept car has already demonstrated great potential at TCR outings. Volkswagen's partner, Liqui Moly Team Engstler, fielded two cars in the 2015 TCR International Series. At the vehicle's first race weekend, it promptly won the second race at Austria's Red Bull Ring.Read the entire article VW Golf GTI TCR is the new German touring car racer
Just in time for the 2015 Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed, Peugeot unveiled the all-new 308 GTi. Available in two versions with 250 hp and 270 hp, the new hot hatch was developed by Peugeot Sport engineers and features several visual enhancements such as exclusive front and rear ends, full LED headlamps, a black radiator grille with horizontal chequered pattern and gloss black finishing.
In addition, the same motif is found on the air intake, surrounded by sequential LED indicators, red detail strip or chrome on Ultimated Red cars, as well as two front spoilers. Seen from the side, the Peugeot 308 GTi sits 11 millimetres closer to the ground, features 18-inch Diamant alloy wheels on GTi 250 version and 19-inch Carbone alloy wheels for the GTi 270 hp.
Moreover, the GTi 270 version features race-developed 380 mm ventilated discs at the front, mounted on aluminum hubs. Furthermore, the vehicle features a wider 1,570 mm track at the front and 1,554 mm at the rear. The exclusive Coupe France two-tone design will be available exclusively on the GTi 270 version and costs 1,300 GBP, featuring the Ultimate Red colour with Nera Black.Read the entire article Peugeot 308 GTi debuts with 1.6-liter engine and up to 270 hp
Interested customers for the latest generation Volkswagen Polo GTI can now order their own units from retailers across the United Kingdom at just £18,850 RRP OTR for the three-door manual version. To avail of the five-door version, a customer just needs to add £630 premium and another £1,245 to avail of the DSG gearbox.
It is powered by a 1.8-liter (1,798 cc) turbocharged petrol engine that provides up to 192 PS between 4,200 and 6,200 rpm (5,400-6,200 DSG). The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. When fitted with the manual gearbox, the Polo provides torque of up to 320 Nm (236 lbs ft) available between 1,450 and 4,200 rpm.
When equipped with the DSG, the Polo provides torque of up to 250 Nm (184 lbs ft) between 1,250 and 5,300 rpm. The Polo GTI could accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 146 mph. Despite this performance, it still ekes a combined fuel consumption figure of 50.4 mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 129 g/km for the DSG (47.1 mpg and 139 g/km for the manual).Read the entire article 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI now ready to order in the UK
Many of you folks were expecting the 308 GTI at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but instead that hot hatch, Peugeot brought the 308 GT. Still, the French manufacturer is working on the 308 GTI and this new model will arrive with 250 or 270 hp. Plans for the new vehicle were revealed during a presentation of the company’s Peugeot Sport arm.
We expect the new 308 GTI to get the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder THP engine used by the RCZ R but also found on the 308 R Concept, developing up to 270 hp (199 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.
The engine is capable to push the RCZ R from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, while offering a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.Read the entire article Peugeot confirms 308 GTI with 250 or 270 hp
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Facelift the new hot hatch that will make its world debut next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As you can easily see from the photos, the vehicle shows a new design consisting of a new front bumper, redesigned headlights, the well-known honeycomb grille featuring red accents, a new rear bumper as well as a new dual exhaust system.
Inside, there is a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports seats, red stitching and gloss black accents. The biggest change is found under the hood where the 1.4-liter TSI engine was replaced by a much bigger 1.8-liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 192 hp (141 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.
With the new engine, the 2015 Polo GTI Facelift accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.7 seconds, while top speed is limited at 236 km/h or 148 mph. The engine is offered with a six-speed manual transmission or with the optional DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.Read the entire article 2015 VW Polo GTI Facelift makes its debut with all-new 1.8-liter TSI engine
At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot will unveil its new 308 GTI, a high-performance version of the well-known 308 a.k.a. the 2014 Car of the Year. The latest reports indicate that Peugeot 308 GTI will use a 1.6-liter THP engine that will deliver around 250 hp (186 kW).
In addition, the vehicle will feature a stiffer suspension, bigger wheels, larger brakes but also a new design in order to highlight its capabilities. Later in 2015, Peugeot will introduce the 308 R, a more powerful version of its hatchback, which was highlighted by a concept version back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).
If you don’t remember, the 308 R Concept was powered by a 1.6-liter THP four-cylinder engine developing 270 hp (201 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.Read the entire article 2015 Peugeot 308 GTI will make its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
After one teaser, Peugeot officially unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition with the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, this new anniversary edition looks much better than the standard version. First of all the vehicle was lowered by 10 mm, while the track was widened by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear.
In addition, the lower stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts, wheel arches and by the 18-inch matt black rims. Behind the wheels we find 232 mm brake discs at the front and Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.
Moreover, the chrome finishers were replaced by matt black, while the front shows new grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. The front wheels show large red Peugeot Sport labeled brake calipers, while the window rear weather strip pays homage to the iconic 205 GTi.Read the entire article 2015 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition becomes official
Volkswagen’s GTI Roadster Concept will have its debut in the United Kingdom at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed slated on June 26 to 29, 2014. Regarded as the ‘largest motoring garden party in the world,’ the Festival is held on the grounds of Goodwood House in Sussex. The Goodwood Festival of Speed also boasts of its hill-climb event.
Volkswagen UK’s stand at the Festival will give fans and enthusiasts a chance to engage with the German brand, providing them a glimpse at its latest innovations and some performance models. The radical GTI Roadster concept was initially meant to be virtual car that will be featured in the Sony PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 6 (GT6).
That virtual car became a reality and is now powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo TSI engine that provides 503 PS of output and 560 Nm of torque and features a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive. The concept could accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and reach a top speed of 190 mph.Read the entire article VW to feature GTI Roadster Concept at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot is planning to reveal a special edition of its 208 GTI. Called Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Anniversary, the new special edition features the British flag on its front grille and will be showcased at the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many details but we do know that under the hood there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 197 hp (147 kW) and 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque.
The 208 GTI is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 225 km/h or 140 mph.Read the entire article Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Anniversary announced for 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
For the 2014 Worthersee Festival in Austria that begins on May 28th, Volkswagen prepared the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo, a supercar developed for the well-known Gran Turismo videogame on PlayStation. The new GTI Roadster Vision follows the same path as the Design Vision GTI, that was introduced back in 2013, which means it uses the Golf GTI Design DNA in order to create a strong sporting statement.
The concept car is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo VR6 TSI engine that generates 503 hp and 665 Nm (491 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is bolted to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission that delivers the power through the permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive system and offers incredibly fast shifts on the racetrack.
New concept car features an impressive design and the first look shows us a front end dominated by the big air intake, vertical LED daytime running lights and stylish headlights. The well-known red stripe that is featured on all Golf GTI models is also present.Read the entire article VW teases the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo ahead of 2014 Worthersee Festival
Two days ago, Volkswagen introduced the 2014 Polo Facelift and announced that the new GTI version will be revealed next year. As you may know already, the current Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI engine that generates 180 hp. The current Polo GTI also ditched the 1.8-liter petrol engine in favor of a smaller 1.4-liter that has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent to CO2 emissions of only 139 g/km.
Although the small engines are a trend now, it appears that the 2015 Vw Polo GTI will return to the 1.8-liter petrol engine as the German manufacturer wants higher torque and power.
The 1.8 TSI engine is already used by the Golf or the Audi A3 or the Seat Leon. According to Volkswagen, the new 2015 Polo GTI will get 12 hp more than its predecessor. The engine will be offered as standard with a six-speed transmission, while the 7-speed dual clutch DSG is offered as an option.Read the entire article 2015 VW Polo GTI will ditch the 1.4 engine in favor of a 1.8-liter TSI
Vw unveiled today at the 2013 Wothersee Tour the Design Vision GTI Concept, an extreme version of the popular Golf. The new concept car is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 503 hp and 560 Nm of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. According to the German manufacturer the Design Vision GTI is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph.
Visually, the Design Vision GTI looks impressive, which means that the team under the aegis of Klaus Bischoff (Head of Design of Volkswagen Brand) did its job. As you can see from the photos, the concept comes with enlarged side sills and C pillars which create space for the enlarged track widths and specially developed 20-inch wheels wrapped in 235 tyres in the front and 275 tyres at the rear.
The interior was also overhauled and the Design Vision GTI comes with few switches, a new steering wheel equipped with ergonomically optimized DSG gear shift paddles.Read the entire article 2013 Worthersee Tour: Live photos with the Vw Design Vision GTI
As you may know already each year there is a GTI meeting at Wörthersee and each year Volkswagen brings some interesting vehicles there. For this year, the German manufacturer prepared the Design Vision GTI, an impressive GTI powered by a 3.0-liter which delivers an impressive 503 hp @ 6,300 rpm and 560 Nm of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.
All the power is delivered to the front and rear wheels via a dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and an all-wheel drive. The Design Vision GTI can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph. In order to stop in time, the vehicle features 380-mm brake discs on the front and 356 mm discs on the rear.
The brake discs are hidden behind the 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high performance tires. The design of the new rims adopts the formal concept of the “Austin” GTI wheel.Read the entire article Vw previews the Design Vision GTI ahead of the 2013 Worthersee Tour
The batch of special launch edition of the Peugeot 208 GTi intended for the UK market has already sold out. Of the total 54 cars to be built, all 29 of the cars meant for the UK have found owners. The Peugeot GTI Limited Edition, which was unveiled at the recently held Paris motor show, will be offered together with the standard car during its launch in late May 2013.
It will have a starting price of £20,495. The standard car is likely to be priced at about £19,000.
Peugeot produced 29 units for the UK. The number signifies the years since the original 205 GTi was launched in 1984. Peugeot hopes that with this car, Peugeot will make consumers nostalgic about the iconic vehicle.Read the entire article 2013 Peugeot 208 GTI Limited Edition already sold out
A Peugeot 208 GTi limited edition will be available in the UK for only £20,495. Only 29 examples will be built, standing for the number of years since the original 205 GTi was launched in the UK in 1984. Peugeot has also recently announced its plans for the 208 GTi for 2013. The limited edition vehicles will offer improved specification.
Throughout the world, only 54 vehicles will be sold so it could be safe to say that there will be very high demand for these units.
The cars will have their individual numbers, making them highly exclusive. They’re specified to a high standard with Satellite Navigation. It also marks the first time for Digital Radio (DAB) to be fitted on a Peugeot.Read the entire article Peugeot introduces 208 GTi Limited Edition
Peugeot introduced today the all-new 208 GTI, a production version of the 208 GTI Concept unveiled back in February. Set to make its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month, the new car is powered by the 1.6-litre THP 200bhp petrol engine delivering 200 hp and 275Nm.
With these numbers, the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTI hits 100 km/g (62 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds and is able to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) in less than 7.0 seconds in 5th gear.
Light in weight, at 1160kg, the 208 GTi achieves a real feat by emitting CO2 at just 145g/km. This means that this sporty hatch is with 165 kg lighter than the 207 GTI. In terms of design, there’s nothing new, comparing it with the 208 GTI Concept.Read the entire article 2012 Paris Motor Show Preview: Peugeot debuts the all-new 208 GTI
The production version of the Peugeot 208 GTI will make its global debut this September at the Paris Motor Show. The 208 GTI will be mostly unchanged from the concept, which was unveiled at the Geneva show in early 2012. It is powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-litre engine that the Citroën DS3 and Mini are equipped with.
The GTI is likely to start selling in early 2013 and will be available in either 154bhp or 204bhp, which may be dubbed GTI Racing and could accelerate from zero to 60mph in less than 7.0 seconds.
But Peugeot chiefs said that the car won’t be as focused as the Renault Clio 200. They think that it doesn’t make sense on the business aspect to produce a hot hatch that is heavily concentrated on hard-edged performance.Read the entire article 2013 Peugeot 208 GTI to debut at the Paris Motor Show
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