Perhaps after finding out that most Golf Sport buyers have similiar profiles to the Golf GT’s and vice versa, Volkswagen decides to merge the Golf Sport and Golf GT trim levels, creating a single Golf GT Sport trim.
Positioned below the Golf GTI, the new Golf GT Sport has Volkswagen’s award-winning 1.4 litre TSI engine under it’s hood, providing both 140PS and 170PS output levels. A TDI version of the Golf GT Sport uses a 2.0 litre TDI turbodiesel with two different outputs as well – 140PS and 170PS. Gearbox options are either 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG. These specs qualify it for “warm hatch” status.
You can differentiate a Golf GT Sport from other normal Golfs with it’s darkened grille section, 17 inch ClassiXs design alloy wheels, rear twin chrome exhausts on the 170PS models, GT Sport badges on the front grille and on the rear, as well as a pair of darkened headlamps.