Original VW Golf GTI Meets The Mk8 In New Ad
9 March 2020 - motor1
Just weeks after the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI's debut, the company has a commercial advertising the new hot hatchback. The spot stars the latest one with a pristine example of the original. No matter which one appeals to you more, there's something to see.
The spot opens with two guys walking into a garage and uncovering the original GTI. The white hatchback with a red-outlined, black mesh grille and tartan fabric interior still looks handsome today. After a little time on the track, the new model joins the old-school model for a very brief time together. From there, the eighth-gen becomes the star of the show.
The new VW GTI carries forward the same spirit as the original. Like the first-gen, there are red accents at the front, but they are now much more subtle. To give the styling a new touch, there are optional LED clusters in a honeycomb pattern in the front bumper.
In the original GTi, the technological amenities didn't go much farther than the stereo. The new one is available with 10- and 10.2-inch infotainment screens. Plus, there's a digital instrument cluster and ambient lighting with 30 colors. You can still get plaid seats, though.
The eighth-gen GTI comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 245 horsepower (180 Kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet (370 Newton-meters) of torque in Europe. Customers can select between a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. A new adaptive damper system uses data from the steering input, braking, and acceleration to determine the right setting for that moment.