As per tradition, a group of young Volkswagen apprentices have created two exclusive Golf concepts for the annual Wörthersee meeting in Australia.
The first concept, dubbed the Golf GTI Next Level, see the talented technicians dial up a three-door Golf GTI’s styling to the… next level, courtesy of an aggressive Volkswagen Accessories body kit, 20-inch forged aluminium wheels from an Audi R8 and Bilstein coilover suspension. The striking two-tone exterior features “contrasting foils” in an arrow-shaped pattern.
Inside, the GTI’s front seats have been reupholstered in black nappa leather and ice grey Alcantara, while the steering wheel features a similar two-tone finish with red contrast stitching and red trim and a number of additional buttons, including the engine start/stop.
Moving further aback, the rear seats have been removed completely and replaced with a mighty 2,480-watt sound system with 3D printed enclosures. There’s also a retractable monitor for on-the-go gamers.
The Golf GTI Next Level’s aggressive styling is matched appropriately with an uprated 2.0-litre TSI engine churning out 302kW and 511Nm of torque, courtesy of forged piston and an upgrade turbocharger. The hot hatch also gets a new stainless steel sports exhaust system and a larger intercooler.
The second concept comes in the form of a Golf Variant TGI GMOTION. It was a joint effort by the Saxony team that comprises of apprentices from the Chemnitz, Dresden and Zwickau plants.
Based on the Golf Alltrack, the team swapped the regular wagon’s bonnet with a new one with power dome, along with a set of 20-inch wheels. It is also equipped with a Thule roof box, a coilover suspension, upgraded brakes, a custom exhaust and smoked taillights.
Under the bonnet, the model’s 1.5-litre engine has been tweaked to produce 96kW driving an all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox.
No interior photos have been released but Volkswagen says it has been jazzed up with sports seats, red contrast stitching and an Alcantara steering wheel. There’s also “animated” ambient lighting and a boot-mounted folding seat for the custom-made table.