After what seemed like an eternity of prolonged anticipation, Volkswagen has finally given us a real look at what the new MK8 GTI has to offer. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated Geneva Motor Show where the MK8 was set to be officially revealed was cancelled due to Corona Virus scares, meaning images and video content of the car are still fairly limited.
With that being said, the most recent photo and video reveals from VW have done little in the way of easing the worries of many hardcore VW Golf enthusiasts. If you've been searching around, you may already know that the press release and spy photos of the new GTI have created quite the rift in the VW scene, with many GTI die-hards very unhappy with the updated styling present on the MK8. A low nose, slender headlights, and unique integrated fog lights have left many enthusiasts baffled, claiming the new GTI looks too similar to other budget commuter cars such as the Toyota Corolla or even the Kia Soul. Yet while we do agree that the new MK8 offers little in the way of familiarity, it's important that we take these press photos with a grain of salt. Most every new generation of Volkswagen has been met with harsh critiques from enthusiasts, many of whom end up warming up to the new model after some time has passed.