Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR: Local arm keen on new hot hatch

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It is really gonna be leaner and meaner than the standard vehicle

Volkswagen Australia has voiced its fascination in a Golfing GTI variant to sit atop the local line-up, in the lead-up to the reveal of the GTI TCR at Lake Worthersee on Might 9.

“We would be eager on these a variant,” explained Paul Pottinger, common manager for company communications at Volkswagen Australia, telling us “the [Golf] GTI and R line-ups are ever-evolving.”

In Australia, all over 1 in four (25 for each cent) Golfing income are either GTI or R styles, this means a quarter of Golf prospects are expending amongst $40,000 and $60,000 on their German little car or truck.

Volkswagen’s regional division has presently released several unique-edition designs to satisfy growing demand, including the a few-door entry-level GTI Unique, the stripped-back again Golfing R Grid, together with the top rated-spec GTI Efficiency Version 1 and Golf R Wolfsburg.

The Golfing GTI TCR, meanwhile, basically provides the hotter Golf R’s higher-output engine tune to a entrance-wheel drivetrain.

With 213kW of ability and 370Nm of torque from its 2.-litre turbo 4, the GTI TCR is considerably extra competitive on paper against the likes of the Hyundai i30 N, Renault Megane RS and Honda Civic Style R.

Generate carries on to be sent to the front wheels by way of a seven-velocity twin-clutch automated – probably the similar moist-clutch unit noticed in the GTI General performance and R – together with a product-certain mechanical locking front differential.

A -100km/h time hasn’t been quoted nevertheless, but Volkswagen claims the GTI TCR will hit 264km/h with its limiter taken off – otherwise it’ll spin to 250km/h out of the manufacturing unit.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the Golfing GTI TCR’s reveal at Worthersee on Might 9.