VW Golf GTI VI Production Version Images Found on UK VW site

VW Golf VI GTI 4-door photos leaked
VW Golf VI GTI 4-door photos leaked

These are pictures of the production version, four-door Volkswagen Golf GTI mkVI, which have only just surfaced. Fans of the GTI Concept, introduced at last year's Paris Auto Show, will be happy to know the look is relatively unchanged.

Shown here, the four-door model looks to be part of a test market survey where people were brought in off the street. Some of you may recall that the concept debuted as a two-door model. Other differences include door panels that have been smoothed out at the bottom, making the car look less dramatic, and less prominent rocker panels.

Powered by the same 2.0-liter four cylinder TSI from the Scirocco, the GTI Concept got the benefit of 207 hp. This is an increase of over 10 hp than the MkV GTI. This engine also makes a more fuel efficient and cleaner GTI, despite its 148 mph top speed. The GTI Concept had such features as Adaptive Chassis control, giving driver-adjustable electronically controlled dampeners, the XDS limited slip differential, and electronic stabilisation.

Production of the Golf GTI is scheduled to begin this Spring. With a little luck, the Volkswagen Golf GTI mk VI will appear at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

[UPDATE] Official images from the Volkswagen.co.uk site have been updated. We can expect official release and more photos soon. Thanks to member FP23 for the tip.

[CORRECTION 02.03.09] The images of the blue GTI above, which were sent to us via email tip, were in fact not taken during a market research clinic. They are instead the concept/production GTI on display in the baffling "white room" at Autostadt. The title of this story has been edited to reflect the new GTI images found on the Volkswagen UK site.

Officially, the series production GTI has not been announced yet. The GTI which debuted in Paris was "officially" a design study or concept as indicated in distributed VW literature to date despite being practically production ready and tagged with "Golf GTI" license plates.

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tbrodie tbrodie
Part of the GTI's appeal is its restraint: no huge wing, or air dam. Remember their Pimp My Ride campaign? It's not a "Look at me!" car.
Feb 14th, 2009 9:25pm
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sfero sfero
To my mind the GTI has never been that distinctive compared to the regular Golf. Nonetheless, it is very popular among the younger clients. You see, I personally totally like it! ;)
Feb 4th, 2009 1:33am
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Boboo Boboo
This car is going to be crashed from the competition, the design is nothing spectacular, just the headlights are changed, VW needs some fresh idea that's for sure....
Feb 3rd, 2009 7:30am
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weezychest weezychest
looks just like the generation 5 gti. once again its soooooo bland and plain. definetly for boring people who dont like much change in there life
Feb 2nd, 2009 8:22pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
id like to see a 4wd super/turbo 2,000cc combo
Feb 2nd, 2009 1:09am
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American-Rules American-Rules
What an UGLY car. It look like Daihatsu Mira. I like the current shape better.
Feb 1st, 2009 10:53pm
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joshg_5 joshg_5
This thing looks epic! Finally, after a dull generation. They really have to grow out of those 90's style rims though...
Feb 1st, 2009 4:49am
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alessandro alessandro
Whole make of Golf VI looks a major improvment. Good job indeed.
Feb 1st, 2009 2:50am
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
i like the current gen more, this looks big and bloated but still nice
Jan 31st, 2009 7:54am
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p0ssuid0 p0ssuid0
it is sooooo beautiful! if i had the money... and this color, is just fantastic!
Jan 31st, 2009 3:42am
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ShinyG ShinyG
1. Why would anyone buy this over the 2.0 TSI Scirroco!? 2. Using the wheels from the previous generation is CHEAP! Booo VW, you cheap sobs!
Jan 31st, 2009 3:32am
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
you would buy this if you needed a 5 door and not a 3 door
Jan 31st, 2009 7:56am
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Oliver Oliver
Jan 31st, 2009 3:13am
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Beetle Beetle
Nice , is that a new colour blue?
Jan 31st, 2009 2:27am
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the rims r makin it taste ugly
Jan 31st, 2009 2:09am
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mroctober mroctober
Yes. The rims totally rip the european-ness out of it.
Jan 31st, 2009 2:02am
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FP23 FP23
LOL WCF.... nothing has leaked :D This car on the photo is available for everybody in Wolfsburg/Autostadt. If you want to see the car in other colors, just check out the official Volkswagen Page: http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/golf-gti-vi/
Jan 31st, 2009 12:14am
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
FP23, thanks for the info. Until VW officially makes an announcement we'll still consider it leaked or in other words, significant.
Jan 31st, 2009 12:34am
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Kirium82 Kirium82
So instead of admitting you got it wrong WCF, you instead delete my comment about the 4 door being on display at the Paris Motor Show last year in both blue and red?? Just make a correction and admit you got this "scoop" wrong. Trying to delete comments proving you're wrong just does damage to your credibility...
Feb 2nd, 2009 9:21pm
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paultantk paultantk
That was the GTI Concept. This is the production version. But nevermind that it looks virtually identical... it still has two different names so this is still something.
Feb 3rd, 2009 3:52am
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Kirium82 Kirium82
If the car at Paris was a concept car (which I don't believe it was), then there's nothing production about the car in the pictures. It's the exact same car from Paris, but VW are now showing it off in the publicly accessible White Room at the Autostadt, where they regularly show of concept cars and production cars.
Feb 3rd, 2009 1:39pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
Thanks Kirium82 for your feedback. A story correction has been posted above. Sorry for deleting your post. We have a new editing system and it may have inadvertently deleted your post if it had excessive urls. The editing system has since been modified.
Feb 4th, 2009 4:24am
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Kirium82 Kirium82
No problem Brian. Glad to see it's all been clarified. Multiple VW forums going crazy over a car that was first seen 4 months ago just started bugging me. Cheers.
Feb 4th, 2009 7:59pm
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shaahinmt shaahinmt
very good but rims look award with these head-light. fingers crossed for XDS limited slip differential.
Jan 31st, 2009 12:08am
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Targa_Florio Targa_Florio
It seems it's the new 2.0 T(F)SI (EA888) already used in some Audis, which has nothing to see with the one in the Golf V GTI / Scirocco. The EA888 was introduced as 1.8 T(F)SI offers dieselesque torqueband (350Nm from 1500 to 4200rpm), constant max power (155kW from 4300 to 6000 rpm), and much better fuel consumption / CO2 emissions.
Jan 31st, 2009 12:08am
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Honest1 Honest1
Those Alloys Need To Go.. Should put all the mk5 bits to bed. As still looks the same from the side.
Jan 30th, 2009 11:47pm
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rogers rogers
It looks much better than the previous generation.
Jan 30th, 2009 11:37pm
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tootall tootall
Evolving are we?? Adaptive chassis control is always a good thing.
Jan 30th, 2009 11:13pm
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