VW Golf GTI Performance is now part of the Golf family in the UK and it features a .5-litre TSI VW EVO motor.

It will later become available in two options: 128hp (130PS) and 148hp (150PS) with a six-speed manual or an additional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

VW EVONow you can get the 148hp version and wait for the 128hp one later. The new 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine has also got VW’s Active Cylinder Management.

VW EVOVW states the model will have a combined fuel economy of 55.4 mpg and the 148hp manual model DSG will reach 56.5 mpg. It will also come with CO2 emissions at 116g/km (DSG: 114g/km). The model will reach 60 mph in 8.3 seconds with a top speed of 134mph.

VW EVOThe new VW Golf GTI Performance model is considered to be one of the most powerful in the lineup. It is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol turbocharged motor delivering 241hp (245PS) and 272lb-ft (370Nm) torque.

VW EVOBoth the manual and DSG versions of Golf GTI Performance reach an acceleration of 6.2 seconds for the first 62 mph. The top speed is 155 mph for the manual version and 154mph for the DSG one.

VW EVOIn addition, the most potent current Golf GTI model features bigger brake discs with an electronic front differential and red calipers.