The GTI's 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine is tuned to deliver an extra 25 horsepower from the regular 210 hp unit. The increase in output should improve the hot hatch’s performance, but Volkswagen has not yet revealed any official figures. It simply states that the car will be more fun to drive. The changes on the outside include new bespoke alloy wheels, blacked-out headlights and taillights, darkened rear and tailgate windows. Other external revisions include glossy black finish on the grille and mirror caps. In addition, the headlights also feature LED daytime running lights, and the front fenders are adorned with “35” plates.
In the interior, the “Edition 35” motive is also present on the door sills, the head rests and the center of the seats. The latter sport a fabric upholstery that has a honeycomb-like pattern instead of the standard model's tartan theme. Another change is the golf ball-shaped gearshift lever. The VW Golf GTI Edition 35 is already available for order in Germany with a starting price of €30,425, with first deliveries expected in mid June.