6 Fun Facts About The Golf GTI Every Fan Should Know

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6 Fun Facts About The Golf GTI Every Fan Should Know

Did you know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 5 had its own mascot called “Fast”? Well, we didn’t.

But thanks to this cool video released by Volkswagen Malaysia yesterday, we didn’t only come to know about “Fast” the mascot, but also various other fun facts revolving around the Golf GTI.

Titled “GTI by the numbers”, the video highlights six facts about the Golf GTI which touch on the model’s history, production, performance, and much more like how much it has grown since the first gen model, how many editions were released to date, and more.


Made for owners and fans of the Golf GTI, the video also shows the current Golf GTI Mk 7.5 in all its glory towards the end.

That being said, watch the video and see for yourself how well versed you are on the Golf GTI.

The Golf GTI in our market at the moment which is priced at RM246,490, is the middle-child of the expanded Golf family which includes the Golf 1.4 TSI R-Line (RM173,390), and the the range-topping all-wheel drive Golf R (RM294,390). 

Powering the Golf GTI is Volkswagen's EA 288 2.0-litre TSI engine which produces 230 PS and 350 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed, wet dual-clutch DSG transmission. Performance figures for the Golf GTI include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.4 seconds and a 248 km/h top speed.

Read more: 

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7.5 Review

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