The newest version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI bears numerous improvements and additions, all of which contributes to a mouth-watering prospect for diehard Golf GTI fans
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The latest incarnation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI looks set to be yet another strong representative of the famous GTI brand, which has grown to be synonymous with affordability, performance and style over the years. Despite being the seventh version of its kind, the Volkswagen Golf GTI retains the positive attributes of its predecessors and offers even more in terms of technical performance and exterior aestheticism as the definitive newest hot hatch in town.

In terms of exterior appearance, the Volkswagen Golf GTI manages to look classy and exquisite despite its compact nature. There is a marked difference in terms of design, which the Volkswagen design architects hail as groundbreaking and fresh. The addition of new red-painted brake calipers, smoked rear lights and chrome tailpipes are just some of the exterior tidbits which amplify the much-vaunted Golf GTI household name. The newly-designed set of 18-inch “Austin” alloy wheels looks fantastic and promises to be a hit with Golf GTI lovers.

Despite looking impressive on the outside, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is an absolute treat and delight for eyes thanks to ergonomic efficiency and aesthetic comfort. For instance, the car door is seamlessly fitted into the body of the automobile, making it effortlessly simple to get into the vehicle and drive off into the sunset. The makers of the Volkswagen Golf GTI has definitely done their homework sufficiently, as the seat position has been pushed back by 20 mm, and the distance between the pedals have been optimised for the best driving experience possible. Comfort is further amplified due to a significantly higher gear system position, thus allowing for smooth driving regardless of the driver’s height or physique.

One highlight of the Volkswagen Golf GTI would most definitely be the sport steering wheel, as well as other constituent elements of the dashboard including the meters and radars. The touchscreen console is also made user-friendly and can even be said to be ‘cool’, with its proximity sensors. For the uninitiated, this means that the individual can now control the vehicle entertainment system by simple swipes of their fingers, akin to that of an Apple iPhone or Apple MacBook. This essentially contributes to a serious yet luxurious feel, which emanates from both the inside and outside of the automobile.

Boasting of an EA888 four-cylinder engine series, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI is still considered a powerhouse with remarkable torque and power quotients. One interesting facet would be the conformity of the engine make in terms of the Euro-6 emissions standard. Thanks to groundbreaking technology including effective thermal management, fuel consumption efficiency is now rendered a reality and not just a dream.

The drive dynamics look set to be smooth in nature, due to fine gear transition and trusty vehicle stability. Drivers whom have not driven the preceding versions of the Volkswagen Golf GTI will not be left confused or unfamiliar, as they will be able to master the drive in no time at all.

All in all, the Volkswagen Golf GTI certainly looks set to make a deep and lasting impression on prospective buyers, for it is a potent combination of performance, efficiency and stability. Whether you are a Golf GTI fan or not, do not hesitate to give this hot hatch a shot!



Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG (A)



Engine Type


4-cylinder in-line TSI

Engine Cap


1,984 cc



217 bhp / 6,200 rpm



350 Nm / 4,400 rpm



6-speed (A) DSG



6.5 sec (0-100 km/h)

Top Speed


244 km/h