2020 Volkswagen Golf 1.4-Liter GTI Specs, Engine, & Review – For the 2020 model year, Volkswagen is producing some under-the-hood changes to its a loaf of bread-and-butter Golf and its warmed-up GTI variant. Unfortunately, these drivetrain changes don’t include the changed GLI EA888 which simply damaged 210 miles per hr at Bonneville, but the German automaker is replacing the hatchback’s 170-horsepower 1.8-liter turbo with the 2020 Jetta’s 147-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo. It’ll be paired to the driver’s selection of either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The new engine can also be used in front-wheel-drive versions of the Golf SportWagen.
In spite of the drop in power, the 1.4 is an engine our own Eric Adams called “responsive and capable” in his review of the Jetta so we’re looking forward to viewing the way it fares in the smaller and less heavy Golf. As for the GTI, the hot hatch keeps the same 2.0-liter turbo it experienced last year but it’s now been tweaked to produce 228 horsepower when utilizing premium fuel, 8 more than last year’s model.
Each the vanilla flavor Golf and GTI receive much more comprehensive active safety features than last year including VW’s Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Urgent Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Area Keep track of, and a Rear Traffic Alert.
2020 Volkswagen Golf 1.4-Liter GTI Price
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf starts at $21,845 while the GTI will go for nearly six grand much more with a base price of $27,595.