So in reality this will be closer to the change from MK4 to MK5 than MK5 to MK6.
The first new GTI since 2006 here in the states.
From the official info released by VW I am really excited about this one.
Shorter overhangs, engine further back, Mechanical LSD and 150lbs or so lighter.
The other thing that I see that bodes well for the next gen is the A3 is sedan only. Now the Golf/GTI will be on a platform to add higher end bits of tech. Plus now they won't feel as if they are stepping on Audi's toes since they wont be in the same body config.
Here's the gist:
30mm lower, a bit wider
20% increase in MPG!! They mentioned 49 mpg on the freeway, so that's 39 for USA mpg.... (schweeeeeet!)
As for the drawings, I don't worry about how accurate they are, it's going to be a slightly modified golf after all...Jamie's probably seen it already anyway.
Looking forward to this car...
At this rate, VW will be forced to bring a vehicle to market below the Golf. Same thing that happened with the Civic/Fit.
Size creep happens when they poll the last owners and the idiots say, "if it was just a little bit bigger and more powerful with more luxury". Three generations of that and you have a 3000 lbs. car with a shoulder high roofline.
No, you have to build a cool car and then people buy it, not design the car based on what people say. In other words, people are idiots and dont' know what they really want.
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the chasis sound interesting.
What about the Kuwaitis?
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I would've accepted "meh", "it's OK, but not great" or "they need to step it up", but "pathetic"? Hardly.
Also, let's see what they actually do instead of relying on rumors.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I think they're going to have a hard time selling them if the power is only upped to 217 HP.
However, with close to 40 MPG highway.... it's anyone's guess as to how this will take.
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