Volkswagen Up! GTI: back to the original
|   Friday, May 19, 2017
The Golf GTI is bigger, stronger and heavier in 40 years. The Up! GTI Volkswagen returns to the roots of the GTI.

Volkswagen will present next week at the annual GTI meeting at the Austrian Worthersee, the Up! GTI Concept. Take the word 'concept' not too serious, the car is almost ready for production. It has to, since early 2018, the Up! GTI on the market.

Volkswagen returns to the Up! back to the roots of the GTI. The first wave with the famous letter combination was 41 years ago on the market.
In the years that followed the Gulf becoming larger and as a logical consequence heavier and stronger. The Up! GTI comes in terms of performance, specifications and weight close of the first Golf GTI.

The Up! obviously has no 1.6 engine as "original", but a modern 1.0 TSI. Which has an output of 115 hp and 230 Nm of torque, good for 0-100 km / h sprint in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 197 km / h. The Up! GTI is dressed up with a red stripe in the grille, honeycomb vents, striping on the side and 17-inch alloy wheels. The interior is of course provided with the well-known diamond coating on the seats and sports elements, such as a GTI shift knob, and a steering wheel.
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