Volkswagen UK unveiled today a new model, the Golf GT Sport, that will replace the existing Golf Sport and GT trim levels. The GT Sport has a new look and additional equipment.
The Golf GT Sport features a darkened grille section -with the "GT Sport" badge- intersected by a set of horizontal fins to forge a visual link with the other sporting models in the range – the potent GTI and R32 variants.
Framing the new nose is a pair of darkened headlights which visually separate the lenses into four, individual units. They sit above a set of fog lights mounted in the front air dams. In profile the new GT Sport is distinguished by subtle tints to the rear windows and a set of 17-inch multi-spoke ‘ClassiXs’ alloy wheels fitted with 225/45 R17 tyres.
Under the hood, you will see an innovative 1.4-litre TSI engine which utilizes both a supercharger and a turbocharger to generate high power outputs from a modest engine capacity while retaining high levels of economy is available in 140 hp and 170 hp guises. A single 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine is also available in 140 hp and 170 hp outputs. Both petrol and diesel engines are available mated to a choice of six-speed manual or DSG transmissions.
The GT Sport is offered with leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, automatic light sensing headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers, Climatic air conditioning, a CD stereo system with eight speakers and electric windows, Six airbags, ABS and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP).
Prices start from £17,422 for the entry-level three-door variant specified with a 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS engine, rising to £21,352 for the five-door model fitted with the 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS engine with DSG transmission.