Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013 Road Test Road Tests Honest John

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013 Test

While some may have pinched the GTI badge for versions of their hatchbacks, the is that there is only one GTI — the Golf. The seventh Golf GTI follows the now familiar with a turbocharged 2.0 TSI engine increased to 220PS — a drive layout and, pleased to say, those loved checkered seats.

Of it’s a very different car the original 1976 Golf GTI but great to see that the GTI survived the of the Mk4 from the late 90s when were some frankly versions, the worst of which a 2.0-litre engine with 115PS. Not what you’d fast. Fortunately those are long gone and the Golf GTI is again a bona fide machine.

It looks the part too. The lines of the new Golf lend perfectly to the GTI and it sits lower those lovely gloss alloys now a GTI trademark bit of design. are plenty of nods to the past the red stripe across the grille now continues across the headlights are xenon as standard. At the back a tailgate spoiler and dual giving it a purposeful but understated

It’s the antithesis of the bloated and Astra VXR.

The interior the high quality of the new Golf some nice touches the checkered seats, red stitching on the flat-bottomed steering wheel and of the golf-ball style gear It feels special from the wheel with superb fit and and a perfect driving position. sports seats provide side and under thigh too.

Of course none of this hot style matters if the handling match. But there are no such with the Golf GTI. superbly balanced with direct steering and flows corners beautifully. It’s not a car you to be aggressive with, you can drive it yet quickly and still enjoy The worry with many drive hot hatches is their to transfer all their power to

Cars like the Focus ST can but the Golf GTI is so well set-up you rarely feel it scrabbling for even if you floor it out of a junction.

But the part of the GTI is without doubt the It’s unbelievably smooth and for any car, let alone a performance like this. It means you can live with the GTI day to day and happily the family out in it.

That’s not something you can say of all hot hatches. It also happily cruise the motorway at 70mph feeling as as a diesel Golf.

Don’t the GTI has gone soft though. still sharp in corners minimal body roll and when pushed it responds and safely. It certainly inspires from behind the wheel.

like the short gear and precise clutch help, throttle response is instant.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

are of course plenty of pretenders to the hot hatch crown and most more power. Like the Focus ST and Renaultsport Megane of which produce 250PS and are to buy. So not to be left behind has introduced a Performance Pack for the GTI boosts power to 230PS and includes uprated brakes and a slip front differential.

It’s the latter which the most difference. It’s a new which basically means from low speeds is markedly with the wheels able to power cleanly down the tyres scrabbling for grip. On the you won’t notice it that but having tested it on a race we can safely say it works incredibly especially when accelerating out of a corner.

The Performance Pack an extra 980 but despite the extra there’s no real difference in performance. The standard GTI will get in 6.5 seconds while the Performance does it a smidge quicker in 6.4 Is it worth the extra?

Well the ‘standard’ GTI is already so you could save your but if you’re buying a GTI you may as well go for the pack, especially as it will your car more desirable if you to sell in the future.

Usefully no difference in economy either, versions average a claimed with emissions of just They’re mightily impressive for a hot hatch and mean the GTI won’t be to run. Even insurance has down compared to the previous GTI and is now 29E.

As an all round hot hatch, the GTI is easily the best on the market. rival cars may have power or be quicker accelerating in a line, but nothing can match the all ability and combination of power and that the GTI offers. It’s a car going to tick a lot of hot hatch boxes.

The GTI is available to order now with the cars being delivered in Prices start at 25,845 for the GTI with the GTI Performance Pack from 26,825.

Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Golf GTE


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