The Volkswagen in place! City car has been a sales success in South Africa since it was launched nearly 2 years ago. Facelifted up! Has been introduced recently, but reports indicate that Volkswagen will “soothe” the range with a new one! GTI model is expected to debut in 2018.
If there’s a car that South Africans love, it’s the GTI Golf and it’s hardly surprising that Volkswagen introduces an up! GTI. Just under the addition of GTI lettering to his name, the popularity of the up! Is required to increase accordingly.
2018 Volkswagen Up Design
VW is still working to develop a ready production GTI model, so that the car driven by the automotive press remains an early prototype. As a result, it sports the same bumpers and lights as the standard car. A set of new alloy wheels and some bright red brake calipers allude to the new 2018 Volkswagen Up model’s most powerful abilites, however. Signature red trim pieces in its grille and a set of large air intakes are all designed to make an appearance on the finished car. Fans of Tartan upholstery will be pleased to hear the GTI GTI front seats have the same check pattern design as its GTI Golf GTI and Golf GTI cousins while its interior has been treated With some sports modifications to help it stand out from the standard car. The top! GTI comes with an interior that features the legendary “tartan” upholstered seats, but the coolest bits are the mechanical ones.
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2018 Volkswagen Up Engine
The latest addition to the 2018 Volkswagen Up GTI range will feature a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine delivering a modest 114hp – the same as a mid-range petrol Vauxhall Corsa. This might not sound like much, but the Up is so small and light, it will sprint from 0-62mph in as little as 8.8 seconds faster than the original GTI Golf. The transmission is a six-speed manual transmission, and it seems that it will remain the only option.
VW Up GTI Price and Release Date
The Up GTI is expected to go on sale in early 2018 and cost in the region of £ 15,000. Mounting a DSG dual clutch automatic transmission could push the asking price to about £ 17,000, however.