Availability of the regular new Golf in America still hasn't been confirmed.
Last week, Volkswagen lifted the wraps off the all-new 2020 Golf. While the styling changes are subtle, the new Golf is more technologically advanced than ever before, thanks to its a fully digital dashboard and semi-autonomous tech. While VW has confirmed the new Golf will go on sale in Germany this December, US availability still hasn't been confirmed.
Reports claim the base Golf won't be sold in America because it's the worst-selling model in the Golf family, but VW says it's still "under consideration" for the North American market. VW has confirmed, however, that the new Golf GTI and R Golf will be available in America and will be revealed "over the course of the next year."
Now that the covers have come off the new Golf, it's easy to imagine what the next-generation GTI will look like. To ease the wait for the new GTI to arrive, X-Tomi has produced a render showing us what VW's new hot hatch will look like.
All the styling changes from the regular 2020 Golf will carry over, such as its redesigned LED headlights and slim grille, but some subtle changes will make the GTI look sportier. The render shows the new Golf GTI sporting its signature red stripe running through the grille, as well as larger alloy wheels and GTI badging on the front fenders and grille.
We can also expect the new Golf GTI to get a power bump over the base model. In the current Golf GTI, power is sourced from a 2.0-liter turbo engine that produces 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission. This setup enables the Golf GTI to hit 0-62 mph in 6.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 155 mph.
VW confirmed the most powerful gasoline version of the new Golf will pack 296 hp, which is likely referring to the new range-topping R version, so we're expecting the new Golf GTI to produce around 250 hp.