2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
A blur when it gets going, the Golf GTI even looks fast when it’s standing still. The classic red accents – red interior stitching and bright-red brake calipers – combine with the new available 18″ Austin alloy wheels and LED fog lights for an aggressive look that’s unmistakably GTI. And with a variable cargo load floor that can fit just about anything, it’s practical, too. It’s not science fiction; it’s the new Golf GTI.
Making play time extra special is the new “driving mode selection” feature. There are three modes to choose from — Normal, Sport and Individual. Normal and Sport have a different steering weight and throttle response, while Individual allows one to alter the steering and throttle to his or her own liking. I found Normal quite acceptable for most driving conditions, switching to Sport for when a set of curves appeared and the road was clear. Though slightly larger in size compared with its predecessor, the 2015 GTI is 30 or so kilograms lighter. It also has a lower centre of gravity and an aggressive stance, helped by a sport suspension that lowers the car by about 10 millimetres compared with a regular Golf.
Drop your butt into the heated sport seat — the most comfortable, yet perfectly supportive and bolstered, perch found in any car under $100,000 — and everything else falls into place. From the feel of the flat-bottom steering wheel to the ideal placement of the gear shifter to the visibility of the gauges, the car is designed for fatigue-free driving. It’s also designed for those of us who are leggy, with plenty of front-seat travel and lots of headroom.
2.0 TSI 220 hp, 6-speed manual transmission
2.0 TSI 220 hp, 6-speed automatic DSG with Tiptronic® Maximum torque: 258 lb-ft at 1,600–4,200 rpm
2015 GTI Option Packages
Sport Package: • 18″ Austin alloy wheels with all-season tires • Automatic headlights with “coming home” feature • Interior rearview mirror, auto-dimming • KESSY keyless access with push-button start • Light Assist • Panorama tilt and slide power sunroof • Rain-sensing wipers
Leather Package for 3-door: • Top sport seats in Vienna leather with red accents
Leather Package for 5-door: • 12-way power driver seat • Top sport seats in Vienna leather with red accents
Technology Package: • Discover Media navigation system – 5.8″ touch screen with proximity sensor, CD player and satellite navigation • Forward collision warning system
Golf GTI Key Features:
Driver profile selection: Using the touch screen, you can choose between three different settings (Normal, Sport and Individual) for a drive that’s tailored to you.*
Available 18″ Austin alloy wheels: Wide, aggressive 18″ Austin alloy wheels grab hold of the road and help you corner like a pro.
Ambient interior lighting: The new interior LED lights put less stress on the car’s electrical system and use less energy, saving you fuel.
Direct steering: With direct steering, it’s possible to turn your Golf GTI with smaller movements of the steering wheel, making precision driving easier than ever.
Available front LED fog lights: Not just nice to look at, front LED fog lights give you unparalleled visibility. And they are extra-efficient, using less energy and lasting longer than traditional bulbs.
5.8″ touch screen infotainment system with proximity sensor: The intuitive touch screen infotainment system on the Golf GTI lets you swipe and pinch zoom, just like a tablet.*
The classic red accents – red interior stitching and bright-red brake calipers – combine with the new available 18″ Austin alloy wheels and LED fog lights for an aggressive look that’s unmistakably GTI.
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