Here’s a video with a rendering of the 2019 VW Golf GTI previewing its exterior, from Auto Bild.
Like now, there will be two models offered, with a higher difference in their power outputs. Currently the standard GTI and GTI Performance have a difference of only 10 PS (9 hp).
The standard 2019 Golf GTI will produce 265 PS (261 hp), while the 2019 Golf GTI Performance will produce close to 300 PS (296 hp). An even more powerful Clubsport model will also be offered, with 326 PS (321 hp), claims the report.
In keeping with tradition, the 2019 VW Golf range will be led by a high performance R variant. The German publication suggests that there will be a sufficient gap between the power output of the Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf R. The R variant should have around 400 PS (394 hp) on offer.
For those who think harnessing 400 PS is unrealistic from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, Volkswagen has already demonstrated that it is possible through last year’s VW Golf R 400 concept. At the end of the day, it’s not like Volkswagen won’t be interested in tapping into Audi’s e-turbo technology and come to think of it, there couldn’t be a better model than the Golf R to introduce this technology on, for Volkswagen.