Volkswagen teases high-tech Golf GTI designed for digital
On Thursday Volkswagen announced the eighth-generation performance motor would be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The original GTI was unveiled four decades ago at the same show, and VW has said it will debut the new model ‘for old time’s sake’. There are only a few weeks to go until the conference begins, and VW has teased an updated design.
Based on a digital sketch and a few notes from the company, the new GTI will have a large open front bumper and honeycomb-style grille.
It will keep some of the GTI’s best qualities, such as the petrol engine, checkered seat covers and red stripe on the radiator grille.
According to VW, this will mark the first time at GTI has “a completely digitalized interior landscape of displays and controls. Not only that, the model will be able to communicate with other cars via Car2X technology – and drive semi-autonomously at speeds upwards of 250-kilometres per hour.
The new VW GTI will make its debut at the 2020 version of the Geneva Motor Show – which runs next month from March 5 to March 15.