2018 Volkswagen Up GTi formally revealed – Autocar

Engine Turbocharged 1.-litre three-cylinder petrol Power 113bhp at 5000rpm Torque 147lb foot at 2000rpm Kerb weight 997kg Capacity to weight 113.3bhp/tonne -62mph 8.8sec Top speed 122mph Length 3600mm Width 1641mmmm Height 1489mm

Buyers can pick between five exterior colours: Tornado Red, Pure White-colored, Dark Silver, Black Gem and, a new comer to the GTi line-up, Costa Azul. Except for Black Gem, the brand new Volkswagen may also be provided with an optional contrasting black roof.

Also incorporated are GTi badges inside the trailing portion of front fenders, adhesive stripes across the lower portion of the doorways, glossy black exterior mirror caps, standard 17-inch “Brands Hatch” design wheels, red colored front brake calipers.

A number of stylistic upgrades transforms the feel of the Up, supplying it with lots of the classic GTi cues utilized by Volkswagen lower over time.

An additional development adopted through the new range topping Up model is really a so-known as seem actuator. It possesses a synthetically generated exhaust note targeted at improving the aural characteristics from the 999cc unit.

We have driven the Volkswagen Up GTi prototype

The Up GTI also gets to be a retuned MacPherson strut (front) and torsion beam (rear) suspension with unique spring and damper rates, in addition to a 15mm decrease in ride height over existing Up models.

With 113bhp on tap at 5000rpm from the turbocharged 1.-litre three-cylinder direct injection gas engine, the Up GTi’s peak power is really a significant 30bhp lower around the turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder gas engine from the Abarth 595 but the identical output because the similarly configured turbocharged 1.-litre three-cylinder engine utilized by the Adam Limitless.

Having a kerb weight of 997kg, this makes an electrical-to-weight ratio of 113.3bhp/tonne. It’s maintained by 147lb foot of torque between 2000 and 3500rpm.

Combined with the three-door version pictured here, Volkswagen has confirmed the Up GTi may also be obtainable in five-door guise from the beginning of United kingdom sales.

Coded in some pot project between Volkswagen’s regular road vehicle department and it is high end R division, the brand new model is referred to as being greatly within the spirit from the original GTi, by having an upgraded engine, greater downforce in the rear along with a revised suspension claimed to determine it rise well above regular Up models in outright performance and handling terms.  

Inside, there’s a distinctive “red pixel” trim inside the dashboard, plaid check fabric upholstered front seats, a black roof liner, a multi-function flat bottom controls with red stitching together with quantity of unique touches, including GTi insignias inside the sill panels, a black leather bound handbrake lever and GTi identification inside the gear knob, although with no classic basketball optic from the original.

Engine Naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder multi-point fuel injected petrol Power 108bhp at 6100rpm Torque 104lb foot at 5000rpm Kerb weight 810kg Capacity to weight 133.3bhp/tonne -62mph 9.0sec Top speed 113mph Length 3705mm Width 1628mm Height 1390mm

To provide this some historic perspective, the initial first generation Golf GTi launched in 1976 ran a naturally-aspirated multi-point fuel injected 1.6-litre four-cylinder gas engine delivering 108bhp. However with a kerb weight of 810kg, it packed a sharper 133.3bhp per tonne, despite only being endowed with 104lb foot of torque.

Looking for United kingdom purchase at the begining of 2018 in an expected beginning cost around £15,000 carrying out a planned public premiere at next week’s GTi fan meet at Lake Woerthersee in Austria, the most recent person in what Volkswagen officials lately recommended to Autocar will end up a bigger and much more prominent line-from powered-up GTi models later on years arrives well in to the latter 1 / 2 of the very first-generation Up’s planned seven year existence cycle, supplying the German vehicle maker using its first serious rival to the kind of the Fiat 500 Abarth and Vauxhall Adam Limitless.

In the rear, there is a distinctively styled spoiler atop the tailgate plus a redesigned bumper featuring an altered valance within its lower section housing just one round chromed tailpipe. As in front, there’s additionally a GTi badge and red feature line inside the lower portion of the tailgate.

Power is distributed towards the front wheels using a carefully stacked six-speed manual gear box. Volkswagen claims a -62mph duration of 8.8sec along with a top speed of 122mph. This comes even close to a particular -62mph some time and top speed for that original Golf GTi of 9.0sec and 113mph.

The short and cost-effective junior Volkswagen hot hatch has returned – with 113bhp, the brand new Up GTi packs more power compared to original Golf GTi.

 Included is really a new front bumper with a lot more cooling vents – including one built-into a splitter element lengthy its lower edge, round fog lamps with cornering light function along with a plastic honeycomb grille insert. Above it’s a GTi badge and characteristic horizontal red feature line within the space between your headlamps.

Volkswagen Up GTi

Volkswagen Golf GTi (first generation)

Old versus new comparison

One of the standard equipment for that new Volkswagen model is really a Composition infotainment system with six-loudspeakers, a USB interface, ac, heated seats in addition to electrical adjustable and heated exterior mirrors and also the aforementioned fog lamps with the-known as static cornering lights.

Volkswagen is speaking in the technical specs from the Up GTi’s engine, that also resides within the basic level form of the lately facelifted seventh-generation Golf. Plus a stop/start and recuperation system, it gets to be a particulate filter that allows the compact three-cylinder to satisfy the brand new WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) emission standard.

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