Volkswagen is doing their bit to try and keep alive some of the earlier aspects of motoring, from the era that they kicked off with their first Golf GTI. In Australia they have launched a model they call their Golf GTI Original.

The first VW Golf appeared in 1974 and their first GTi hot hatch version in 1976.

This latest Original package has many modern features and comfort but not all the latest technical wizardry for a car to assist (some say interfere) with the driver’s role. It creates a feeling of being in contact with the mechanics of the car in the way that motoring enthusiast love.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTi Original.

Features include
• 3 Door body
• 169kW @ 4700 – 6200
• 350Nm @ 1500 – 4600
• 6 speed manual or six speed dual clutch
• Weighs only 1,304 to 1326 kilograms depending on the gearbox
• City Emergency Brake (City EB) and pedestrian monitoring
• 18” Sevilla alloy wheels, black with red pinstripe
• 8 inch infotainment system with App-Connect
• Rear View Camera