The 2014 Volkswagen GTI is based on the new architecture, the latest Audi A3 is also based. It’s lower, longer and wider, but still manages to drop over 220 pounds compared to the model it replaces, thanks to a comprehensive weight loss program that ounces anywhere possible shave. For example, the steel frame uses lighter, and air conditioning unit is six pounds lighter than the last.
Last turbocharged four cylinder engine in the new Volkswagen GTI gains 20 horsepower over the previous version, for a total of 220 horsepower. An optional performance package increases even higher, to 230 horsepower.The performance package will be available in European models, which reached dealerships in May. The spokesman Mark Gillies said VW is investigating offering performance package in the United States, which would require some modifications, taking into account the different emission standards and fuel quality.
The 2014 Volkswagen GTI is 18 percent more efficient than the model it replaces, thanks to new fuel-saving technology as a function of start/stop, which shuts down the engine during temporary stops.The general form changes little, but it looks like it spent the winter in the gym and put trim and fit. The details that make the biggest difference.
The 2014 Volkswagen GTI front looks more aggressive with larger air inlets covered with slats. The headlights and taillights now incorporate LED fashion, not only brighter than conventional bulbs, but they also use less energy. Inside, fabric seat signature plaid GTI persists. The 2014 Volkswagen GTI shows the kind of progress that all fans can appreciate. Too bad we have to wait long before getting one in the United States.