WATCH: An ode to the Mk1 GTI - the snappy little VW Up! GTI is a modern rendition of the first classic

It took 42 years, but Volkswagen finally has a GTI offering for the younger audience in its line-up again.

The UP! GTI is the modern rendition of the first ever Golf GTI where punchy performance meets even weight distribution.

Unfortunately not locally

The nimble hatch features a 1.0-litre TSI engine with a total power output of 85kW, 4 more than the MK1 GTI when it was launched in 1976.

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Unfortunately for local VW fans the UP! GTI is not available in here, with global production already in full swing.