Volkswagen ID.GTI Concept

By WION Drive News Desk

There is a new, powerful GTI feeling in the way the first electric GTI unleashes its dynamic capabilities.

A black roof spoiler is now used instead of a black rear window frame and is flanked by black air guide elements at the sides. Like on the current Golf GTI Clubsport, the large spoiler is open in the roof transition, apart from a small rib in the centre.

Sports seats were a characteristic feature of the first Golf GTI and the ergonomically designed seats also catch the eye in the new ID.GTI Concept. Their inner surfaces naturally have a reinterpreted GTI chequer pattern. The fabric is called Jack-e (instead of Jacky, the name used for the fabric in the Golf GTI VI).

The three-spoke steering wheel of the ID.GTI Concept is equipped with an airbag that is located slightly lower down to create a visual bridge to the impact absorber in the Golf GTI I. The illuminated 12 o'clock marker always shows the driver the way.

In the Vintage mode, the GTI Digital Cockpit (27.7 cm / 10.9 inches) in front of the driver is transformed into the instruments of a Golf GTI I from the second series, for example, just like the instruments that were also used in the legendary Pirelli GTI - and a perfect match for the Golf GTI I mode that can be activated with the GTI Experience Control.

The touch display (diagonal: 32.7 cm / 12.9 inches) of the infotainment system is already a near-production version with its intuitive graphics and menu structure. The same applies to the air-conditioning block located under the display.

The flared wheel housing extensions in matt black are another GTI feature. The 20-inch GTI Concept alloy wheels were designed specifically for the concept vehicle. They have eight double spokes and a striking circle of eight openings; the inner surfaces of the wheel rims are black, while the edges of the eight openings have a high-gloss polished finish.

Only the frames of the two 3D tail light clusters located on the left and right and the Volkswagen badge illuminate in bright red. A black-shaded area below the horizontal tail light cluster bar picks up on the theme of the black bumper of the Golf GTI I.

At the front, the GTI concept vehicle has the most significant and well-known exterior feature of a GTI: the red surround of the radiator grille, which is almost completely closed in this case. The red line is narrow but nevertheless striking

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