2019 VW Golf GTI: Shots Fired At Ford Focus ST!

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Come next year, Volkswagen is going to launch the net-gen Golf GTI and it looks set to raise the bar in the affordable sports hatch segment.

It was revealed earlier today that the next Golf GTI will run on the same 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine but the mill has been refined for greater balance in power and fuel economy.

Reports from Germany went as far as claiming that the next Golf GTI is targeting at least 250hp and this will put it on the same plane with the Ford Focus ST in terms of pony count.

However, knowing that Volkswagen likes to underrate the performance of their cars, we can fully expect the next Golf GTI to outpace its American rival.

The next Golf GTI is hoping to make is tipped to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next year and until that happens, it is best to take the above with a pinch of salt.