first_imgWith the up! GTI, Volkswagen is building a bridge that spans four decades: when the first GTI was launched in the 1970s it democratised access to fast roads around the world – especially the overtaking lane of German motorways. The production version of the 197 km/h up! GTI will be launched into the market early next year.Design:At the front for instance the red stripe across the radiator grille with honeycomb pattern. Integrated above it is the GTI logo. Here the up! cites the archetypal GTI with features such as the double stripes across the wide side sill panels. The exterior mirror caps are in high-gloss black; the 17-inch alloy wheels have also been completely redesigned. They have a particularly dashing look in the wheel housings because the up! GTI features sports running gear, lowering the body by 15 mm.2018 Volkswagen UP GTi conceptGTI features also characterise the rear: here, among other things, a red strip as well as a larger roof edge spoiler provides for greater downforce on the rear axle for optimised handling performance at higher speeds.Engine:The UP GTi comes with a turbocharged engine TSI engine that churns out 110 PS of power and 230NM of torque. It has a kerb weight of just 810 kg and accelerated it to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds while the top speed is 182 km/h.2018 Volkswagen UP GTi conceptFeatures:The interior includes features as a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, a GTI gear knob and the legendary “clark” seat pattern.2018 Volkswagen UP GTi conceptColours: advertisementThe colours for the market launch: “mars red” and “diamond silver”. Later, white and black also became established as GTI colours.ALSO READ:All new Volkswagen Tiguan to launch in India on May 24ALSO READ:Volkswagen Polo GT Sport launched in India at Rs 9.71 lakhlast_img

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