But of course, the powertrain isn’t all that will change as the GTI enters its eighth generation. Vehicle ride and handling should see a substantial improvement, too, thanks to a new driving dynamics control system dubbed the “Vehicle Dynamics Manager”. That system manages the XDS electronic locking differential and optional DCC adaptive damping, if so-equipped, to optimize the driving dynamics depending on the situation.
And then, there’s the design, which sports a sleek new look defined largely by a sharp, distinctive horizontal line made by the thin upper grille and low-mounted standard LED headlights. The lower grille, meanwhile, is broad,