Not too many surprises lie under the camoflage, the next-generation GTI
will be the Angry-Teut-Box version of Volkswagen's
VI, which we've already seen
. The overall milieu is an evolutionary step from our current fifth-generation Golf/Rabbit
, though the detail changes to the GTI that KGP snagged add some sporty stylistic touches which will undoubtedly be backed up by hardware. The front end gets honeycomb grilles for every opening and eschews foglamps in favor of brake cooling, with bright red calipers now squeezing away. A dual exhaust setup might have you thinking R32
instead of GTI, but there are rumors
floating around that the R32 will be kaput after the current generation. We hope that the MkVI keeps or even expands upon the current GTI's demeanor, which finally returned to some of the original hot-hatch magic after years of bloat. Rumors are that the GTI VI will show up at the Paris Motor Show
as a "concept" - nudge,nudge,wink,wink.