There never was a 2.0 litre GTI, it was just a VW badge engineering job
Here we go again....
VW decided to name the car the 2.0 GTI in this country, like it or not! it was an affordable alternative to the "real" GTI which lower insurance and better fuel ecconomy; and people bought them!
I am not protecting my car by any means, although I think its a great!
If you think it is not a GTI then look at all the stats on cars in the country, databases; insurance companies, DVLA, Parkers pricing, etc etc! - that is justification.
It does do my head in when this comes into question. The "GTI" is just a badge and they included the 2.0 in that badging in this country, I think it is bloody clever marketing and were able to capitalise on this.
The sticker in the boot is done at production, it is not their resposibilty to "label" the car as such, that is done by the UK affiliate. Not really hard to change a badge is it?
One big invisible difference with the 2.0GTI and the 1.8T is the insurance bracket [
In conclusion the 2.0 GTI does exsist, i'll show you if you insist?