Car review Volkswagen Golf GTI verdict BBC Top Gear

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Ah, the GTI, past of hot hatches, a car so good in every that it brings motoring to tears of boredom. Every another manufacturer launches a new hot it is eagerly compared to the Golf as an profession prays for a new yardstick by every car must be compared. happens.

But now Ford has come along the new Focus ST, which nudges it for our of Best In Class. Luckily, has an answer: the Golf GTI Mk7. already seen it previewed and it be ready for launch by the summer year.

Ford’s current of the hot hatch sector may now be on countdown.

All GTIs come with Profile Selection (DPS) allows you to tweak steering throttle and DSG shift times (if you it), but you’ll need to up another £795 for the Adaptive Control to take charge of the and damping. On choppy rural black-top, we opted for Sport in bar the suspension; Normal mode is enough on the 18in wheels, and we suspect that will be the in the UK. The GTI in Performance trim does in 6.4 seconds and is done at 155mph, is more than enough It covers ground with overt drama than a Focus ST, BMW 135i, Renault RS or Vauxhall

Astra VXR, and checks its over crests and during direction changes with

The brakes are fine, too. you find yourself travelling a bit faster than you probably Is the GTI now too refined for its own good? Could be.

It the normal driver, which is the point, but if you like your hot a bit more edgy and interactive, still a bit. aloof.

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Much positive murmuring accompanies Golf interiors they just seem to that edge over the even as the competition goes out of its way to VW. And, sure enough, the GTI is no exception, with its bombproof wonderfully tactile sport wheel, figure-hugging sports trimmed as standard in leather for the cars, and the subtlest of GTI detailing that smart, understated

Available in three- and five-door, is a spacious, comfortable and practical way to and there’s always that tempting option to do so at warp


The GTI is fast and highly meaning hefty insurance whatever your age. built like a high-performance however, so you feel where money is going with a car this. And don’t begrudge it not-exactly -brilliant 38mpg as you the throttle into the plush carpets.

Strong resale notwithstanding, this is not cheap but it’s no pricier than its rivals in this niche of the So don’t shop around. is where your money to be.

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