Today we review the latest version of one of the most iconic cars in the history of the UK car industry, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Everyone knows and loves it. It has been firmly established for the last 30 + years. The GTI has cemented itself as one of the best sporty hatchbacks in the world. We take a look and see how the car plans on remaining as one of the best.

Performance

We start off with the Golf GTI’s main attraction, it’s tremendous performance on the road. At speed the body control is perfectly balanced. The 2.0 litre turbo engine is able to achieve a maximum of 207 BHP with the Edition 35 models moving up a level to 232 BHP. Steering is responsive and very accurate.

Styling

The car’s looks is one of the main reasons why it has been such a huge success over recent years. This time round the GTI is lower with larger wheels. The car appears to riding lower too which enhances the car’s looks and dynamics. The twin exhausts give away that the car has a great deal power. The roof spoiler blends in very well within the overall styling. The Bi-Xenon headlights look great upon the car.

Running Costs

Running costs are on the top or near when it comes to purchasing a car nowadays, even with sportier types. In that respect the Volkswagen Golf GTI does not fair too badly. The vehicles emissions range from 170g/km to 185g/km. You’ll get an economy rating of 38.7 MPG.

Practicality

The car maybe sports personified but it is still a Golf, meaning you will receive a great deal of practicality within. The boot has 350 litres of space, making it a market leader. With the seats folded there is a total of 1,305 litres of space. Seats can fold together or split separately. A rear view camera helps a great deal when it comes to parking.

Safety

The Volkswagen Golf GTI earned 5 stars at the Euro NCAP tests, which really does say it all. Stability control, ISOFIX and driver’s knee airbags are all included as a standard feature. The car is very solid and strong, everyone will safe when in the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

We believe the new Volkswagen Golf GTI will sell tremendously well and remain as the most popular sporty hatchback in the UK.