The headlights are also darkened and they sit above a set of fog lights mounted in the front air dams. Other changes include the subtle tints to the rear windows and a set of 17in multispoke ‘ClassiXs’ alloy fitted with 225mm rubber. At the rear, twin chrome exhausts and discreet GT badging distinguish the special model from regular Golfs.
Inside, occupants are treated to a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake, plus front sports seats, automatic light sensing headlights and rain sensing wipers.
Under the hood is a 1.4L TSI engine which utilizes both a supercharger and a turbocharger to generate 140hp in base models and up to 170hp in top-end spec. A single 2.0L TDI diesel engine is also available in 140hp and 170hp outputs. Both petrol and diesel engines are available mated to a choice of six-speed manual or DSG transmissions.