2025 VW GTI.
This is the revised Golf GTI that is going on sale in Europe very soon. No word on the US model yet, but according to VW’s track record, it could be a while before we see the revised model over here. If at all.
As you can see, this is a pretty lazy refresh up front. And it actually makes the car look worse than before. With even more black plastic trim. The GTI now looks like someone who put on too much lipstick.
It’s the same thing inside where things were better and classier before. VW has been forcing their giant tablet screen into everything they built and it never looked more out of place than in the Golf/GTI. It just looks ridiculous in there. And also, is adding shiny piano black plastic everywhere really what people wanted?
VW sold only a bit over 6000 units of the GTI in the US last year. They canceled the Beetle a few years ago while it was doing much better than this. I am not sure we will ever see this in North America at all. It seems VW will just wait for the GTI EV which should be ready in a couple of years and will advertise it as “The GTI is back!”.
That big tablet screen is everywhere… While VW seems to make an effort to integrate it slightly into the ID.4’s dashboard design, it looks like they completely gave up on other models. The revised Golf is the worst example.
I guess people don’t care.