2ltr Turbo offering 240bhp With more power and less weight, the 0-62mph time should be cut from 6.9 seconds to about six seconds, while top speed will rise to 155mph. A range-topping 4WD Golf R is due in 2014 with 300bhp from the same engine.

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Although the GTI is lighter than before, the interior will be roomier, as the wheelbase is 40mm longer. Kit like adaptive cruise control, city emergency brake and lane keep assist will be standard. There will be a choice of three and five-door cars, priced from around £26,000.