The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI delivers style, performance and comfort in one neat little package. With every tiny aspect working toward the better whole, it’s hard not to see this hatch as one of the most functional vehicles in its class, beating such giants as the Ford Focus and Fiesta. Plus, the cute 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its hood, which produces 200 horsepower, allows it to zip around like a fly, thanks to its light weight. This hatch is definitely worth a look!
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI continues the German automaker’s tradition of producing good vehicles, which means that it deserves at least a glance. It’s strange how “under-the-radar” Volkswagen seems to be. GTI has practically popularized the Hot Hatch concept when it first launched in 1976. Since then the likes of the Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, FIAT 500 Abarth and MINI Cooper S have all followed in its footsteps. Luckily, the grandparent of all hot hatches hasn’t lost its edge!
On the outside, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI doesn’t veer far from the boxy look that has been its trademark since its introduction, but that’s a good thing, because that look is still going strong. You get a sharp crease running along the length of the Golf, which adds a more aerodynamic feel to the car, which is highlighted even more by the sweptback headlights. There are plenty of tech features in the exterior design, including 18-inch “Austin” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED foglights and body-coloured door handles. The 2015 Golf GTI is the next step in the design that has worked from the beginning, which is why it’s understandable why Volkswagen doesn’t want to mess with it too much.
On the inside, the 2015 Golf GTI is just as impressive as it is on the outside. It offers the fine mix of design and execution, which you’ll be hard-pressed to find in the cars that are twice the price. From seat choices to the dash and centre stack, the Golf's visual and physical performance is beyond impressive for a vehicle in this price range. Here you get features like an info-centric dash, form-fitting bucket seats, high-lift tailgate and more. Exclusive to the GTI are ergonomic steering wheel, aggressive sport seats and more in-depth instrumentation.
Under the hood, the new Volkswagen Golf GTI features a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder, which produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but it’s possible to combine it with the optional six-speed GSG automatic with Tiptronic.
Overall, it’s to dislike the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI because it has it all. Though feel strange to say it, but the Golf GTI is an underdog that lives in the shadow of Ford’s and FIAT’s offerings. However, if you’re looking for a classic car that feels new, give this hatch a look.
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Rating: 8.2 / 10
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|Number of Doors||3|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
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Under the hood, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI features a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder, which produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but it’s possible to combine it with the optional six-speed GSG automatic with Tiptronic.
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Volkswagen describes the 2015 Golf interior as one that continues to "set the quality benchmark in its class." And we wouldn't disagree, as the Golf employs a mixture of design and execution rarely found at window stickers fully twice that of the Golf. Throughout the interior, from seat choices to the dash and center stack, you'll not be disappointed by the Golf's visual and tactile performance. And its functional acumen is underscored by an info-centric dash, form-fitting bucket seats and high-lift tailgate. The GTI takes the interior one step further, with an ergonomic steering wheel, aggressive sport seats and more comprehensive instrumentation.
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The standard safety features on the 2015 Volkswagen GTI include anti-lock braking system, power-assisted front vented disc brakes, rear solid disc brakes, electronic brake pressure distribution, hydraulic brake assistant, hill hold assist, electronic stability control with Sport Mode, engine braking assist and anti-slip regulation, which is a traction control system that prevents wheels from spinning under acceleration.
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