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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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VW Golf GTI dropped due to EU's stricter emissions


It looks like the base Golf GTI has been dropped from the EU's lineup as a result of new WLTP regulations. This means that anyone who was hoping to buy a new GTI, will have to spend extra cash for the GTI Performance trim. This trim does come with a bump in power over the now defunct base model, offering 241hp from its turbocharged 2.0l engine. Seems now that VW is finally complying with emissions regulations, that many of their top sellers are sitting around the threshold.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:45 AM
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Luckily anyone with an interest in the GTI model will most likely have some extra cash to spend. With these new regulations forcing VW to adjust engine tunes and drop entire trim levels, hopefully they've realized there is no point in continuing with diesel tech.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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It's a little odd that the lowest performing model is the one having difficulty meeting new emissions standards. It's probably the price point that they can't deliver on, for whatever would be needed to bring it up to par.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 03:19 PM
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Fortunately VW has more global products this time around that sets them up to offer better powertrains.
Biggest problem for them now is establishing high volume selling products.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 10:07 AM
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Well we've also heard rumors that VW may be offering GTI variants of the new T-Roc and Arteon. If they do plan on expanding the trim across their lineup, then losing out on one base model spec isn't really a big deal. This does probably mean that the GTI trim is going to get more expensive in general though.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 04:52 PM
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I feel at this point they have all the freedom to raise prices with little consequence.

Yeah Honda has the Type R but people aren't entirely convinced by it. That might by why Honda is already making changes for Model Year 2019.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Well with Ford out of the running with the RS, it'll be up to other automakers to fill the gap. The new Corolla is pretty nice looking imo, and it could be a proper rival, should they release a GRMN trim for it.
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