VW says it returns 34.9 mpg UK on the combined economy cycle (35.3mpg for the DSG) and emits 189 g/km of CO2 (185 for the DSG model).
Special features include a sportier bodykit with new side skirts and a revised front bumper, standard LED daytime running lights, bespoke 18-inch alloys, gloss black door mirror casings, ‘golf ball’ gearknob and Edition 35 badges inside and out.
In the UK, prices for the GTI Edition 35 start at £27,525 (RRP OTR) for the manual gearbox, three-door model, with VW charging a £1,295 premium for the DSG gearbox and £585 for five doors.
Even though VW describes the new car as a special edition model, the German company said that there isn't a specific restriction on the number available. VW dealers will begin accepting orders now with first deliveries due next month.