Volkswagen Golf GTI pricing

* GTI and GTI Performance models available * 217bhp on the GTI; 227bhp on Performance version * Costs from 25,845; available to order now...

Volkswagen Golf GTI pricing

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is available in two versions, costs from 25,845 and is available to order now.

Volkswagen is offering a standard 217bhp model and a 227bhp Performance version. Both cars use the 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine and develop 258lb ft of torque.

The standard car gets from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 152mph, while the Performance model hits 62mph in 6.4 seconds and goes on to 155mph.

A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard on both models, while a six-speed DSG automatic 'box is also available as an option.

With the manual fitted, both versions have average economy of 47.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km. DSG-equipped models average 44.1mpg and emit 148g/km of CO2 on the standard car and 149g/km on the Performance version. All cars come with engine stop-start.

As well as more power, the Performance model gets larger brake discs and a front limited-slip differential. Performance models are distinguished from the standard GTI by 'GTI' lettering on the red brake calipers. The Performance model costs 980 more than the standard car.

All GTIs get sports suspension, 18-inch alloys, a honeycomb radiator grille, twin chrome tailpipes, LED rear lights and bi-xenon headlights. Inside, there's a bespoke GTI steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, tartan sports seats, a touch-screen infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth.

Prices start at 25,845 for the three-door GTI and rise to 28,895 for the five-door GTI Performance with DSG transmission. Order books are open now with first deliveries expected in June.

By Matthew Burrow