Mini to create rival to Golf GTI

Mini to create rival to Golf GTI

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Recent rumors circulating suggest that Mini has started work on a direct VW Golf GTI rival that could be called the Mini GTI. According to a car magazine the Mini GTI will offer the same front-wheel-drive performance, but use altered exterior styling. The Mini GTI will also have a John Cooper Works version and will be built in the same manufacturing plant as the forthcoming Mini Crossover. The Mini GTI is expected to output around 180 hp and its JCW version around 220 hp. The Mini GTI is expected to have a distinct, and probably more aggressive, design with a rear spoiler and upgraded interior goodies such as sport bucket seats and a racing steering wheel.

The Mini GTI’s price is expected to be lower than the Golf’s and will probably come to market sometime in 2012.

Mini Cooper

Recent rumors circulating suggest that Mini has started work on a direct VW Golf GTI rival that could be called the Mini GTI. According to a car magazine the Mini GTI will offer the same front-wheel-drive performance, but use altered exterior styling. The Mini GTI will also have a John Cooper Works version and will be built in the same manufacturing plant as the forthcoming Mini Crossover. The Mini GTI is expected to output around 180 hp and its JCW version around 220 hp. The Mini GTI is expected to have a distinct, and probably more aggressive, design with a rear spoiler and upgraded interior goodies such as sport bucket seats and a racing steering wheel.

The Mini GTI’s price is expected to be lower than the Golf’s and will probably come to market sometime in 2012.

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