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 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.
The 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.