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VW Golf GTI Mk7 prices announced

VW Golf GTI Mk7 prices announced

The latest iteration of the iconic Golf GTI hot hatch will have a price tag beginning at £25,845

Volkswagen has confirmed prices for the Golf Mk7 GTI, which is available to order now. For the first time in the GTI’s history, it is being offered with two power outputs.

The standard Golf GTI costs £25,845, just £195 more than the outgoing Golf Mk6 GTI. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 217bhp and 258lb ft of torque. VW claims this is enough for 6.5sec 0-62mph sprint and a 152mph top speed. Allied to these performance figures are impressive fuel economy and CO2 returns of 47.1mpg and 139g/km respectively, when equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.

The GTI Performance model costs £980 over the regular car. It offers a power increase to 227bhp, larger brakes and a limited-slip differential. The GTI Performance takes a tenth from the GTI’s 0-62mph time and the top speed rises to 155mph. Fuel economy and emissions are unchanged.

Volkswagen has also announced the latest Golf GTI sits in insurance group 29E, five groups lower than the outgoing car.

Both GTIs feature 18in ‘Austin’ alloy wheels, tartan ‘Jacara’ upholstery and twin exhausts with a rear diffuser. Optional equipment includes a six-speed DSG gearbox, Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC), leather and 19in ‘Santiago’ wheels.

Matt Bird