A legendary and iconic car, the Volkswagen Golf GTI celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The company also released its 30th anniversary edition 5 years ago, with this seeming to be a recurring pattern. Nevertheless every car fan is sure to be welcoming of the news.

Change on appearance

Straight away the alloy wheel design is noticeable, as it has changed. It looks great with a unique pattern, which can be finished in dark steel or silver. The front bumper has also been modified, with it having a more aggressive look. The bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime lights help to further distinguish the car from the standard Volkswagen Golf GTI. The 35badge which is placed upon the front wing is a delightful touch. Some of the new body features of the car are there to help the dynamics of the vehicle too.

Improvement on performance

The car will able to produce 235bhp from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It will achieve 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds. The fact that it is a four wheel drive will add to the car’s performance. It has also been mentioned that the car can offer a brilliant 34.9 mpg and will have low carbon dioxide emissions.  (The optional DSG gearbox will have different economy ratings – which will come at an extra £1,295)

A few nice touches in the cabin

The Volkswagen Golf GTI interior sees new sports seats with “35” embedded into the seats. The gear knob is uniquely styled as a Golf ball. The seat belts will be stripped red too.
In general it’s a Golf that fans will buy if they want that extra bit of power and performance, not to mention the beautiful body kit that comes with it. Usually you would expect a special edition to have a limited number of vehicles made. However it seems that Volkswagen will not be limiting the amount of cars that will be put into production. Could this mean that they are expecting the car to sell extremely well? We believe although a premium may be placed upon it, the car will sell very well.

The Volkswagen Golf GTi 35th anniversary edition went on sale earlier this month.  Volkswagen certainly will not let anyone down with this one.