The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf is getting ready to hit the streets of Europe next month, and tuning houses are already preparing a plethora of performance and styling enhancements.
Oettinger is first up, with an aggressive body kit in the works that includes new front and rear bumpers, a rear diffuser, pronounced side skirts, a new font grille reminiscent of the GTI’s, roof spoiler and a bigger set of alloys. The package won’t be complete until next year, but performance mods are still to come, as the company mentioned that it will be squeezing 250hp out of the 1.4-liter TSI.
Bravarian tuning house MTM is next, with a set of 20-inch wheels, exhaust pipes, and a rear apron for the Golf, along with power kits, which are soon to come.
Last but not least is ABT Sportsline, who has prepared a kit that includes power mods for each of the VW’s engines. Starting with the base 1.2-liter TSI petrol, it goes form 84hp to 104hp and the 1.4-liter TSI petrol gets 163hp, up from 138hp.
As for diesel motors, the 1.6-liter TDI goes form 104hp to 123hp, the 2.0-liter TDI gets 178hp, up from the original 148hp, and lastly the 181-hp version of that motor gets boosted to 207hp.
Styling has not been left out, as ABT also offers a kit including a new grille, fornt apron, headlamp accents, mirror caps, rear apron and diffuser combo to house a quad exhaust, a lowering kit and plenty of wheels to choose from.
Looks like there will be some hot aftermarket competition for the new Golf, which is great for anyone looking to modify it.
–By: Alexandra Koken