Changes coming to the '19 GTI
VW Australia has indicated that they will be upping the ante with the new GTI, but with a catch. All Australian GTI will have 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque which is up from 169kW/350Nm. This new engine will me matched to a 7 speed wet clutch DSG automatic, which is now standard. The new model will also feature a front differential and ventilated front and rear disc brakes from the Golf R. It looks like the new GTI will not be offered with a 6 speed manual, which isn't all that surprising considering sales are around 1 in 10.