golf-gtiThe Geneva Motor Show was home to the unveiling of the brand new 2013 Golf GTI. There was mainly no difference between the concept version and the production version seen at the motor show.

Looks

Coming with an aggressive yet sporty body kit, the car looked fast. The spoiler upon the back is subtle but at the same time suited the GTI’s overall character. The large alloy wheels really stand out, being offered in sizes of 17 to 19 inches.

Interior greatly improved

The inside is well improved. The steering wheel comes with a flat bottom, giving off a more sporty type of look. The seats come with a tartan pattern looking much more attractive. The pedals are made of stainless steel along with red ambient lighting. The shape of the gear knob is also quite unique.

Performance and acceleration

The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine is able to produce 220 BHP. Acceleration doesn’t let down either, hitting 0 – 62 MPH in just 6.5 seconds.

Economy greatly improved

The newly installed start stop system helps makes the vehicle a lot more fuel efficient. The MQB platform, which is installed in all new Volkswagen Group Passenger vehicles, has helped raise the MPG and lower the C02 emissions. The GTI hits 47.0 MPG and records emissions of 139g/km.

Is the Volkswagen Golf GTI the perfect car?

The car has a great balance of the best of both worlds in terms of performance and economy. It looks stylish; it’s fast, practical and also economical. It’s the type of vehicle that can be used on a daily commute but at the same time can also be used for fun. It’s almost the perfect car in our opinion.

Rivals include the Ford Focus ST which is sure to prove to be tough competition. Volkswagen is usually the market leaders with the GTI always proving to be a popular purchase. We believe this time the round the sporty version of the Golf will prove victorious once again.

When does it go on sale?

The Volkswagen GTI is expected to go on sale this summer here in the UK. Fans in the United States will unfortunately have to wait one year before they see the GTI.