There’s no denying the Volkswagen Golf GTi is a popular car across the world. It’s also the “original” hot hatch!
These days, there are plenty of contenders for the best hot hatch title. But, in my opinion, that crown will never leave the mighty Golf GTi!
Are you in the market for a sporty hatchback? If so, you’ve no doubt seen plenty of suitable candidates out there. As a car enthusiast, I do think you’ll want to end up buying a Volkswagen Golf GTi. Here’s why:
It’s the original hot hatch
First of all, telling people that you own a Golf GTi is awesome. Many of your friends will be jealous of the car you have! Also, it’s a model that is beyond compare. Many competing models have tried but failed to overthrow the Golf GTi from the top spot of the hot hatch niche.
Telling people you have a Golf GTi is brilliant. Saying that you own a Corsa SRi, however, is not.
It oozes style
Just take a look at the photo above. Volkswagen has a knack for coming up with beautiful Golf GTi models over the years. The Golf is now in its seventh generation, and the GTi looks just as good as the mk1 from 1976!
When you buy a hot hatch, you don’t just want a car that that performs well. You want a car that looks the part too. Many people spend thousands on aftermarket styling products for their hot hatches. But, the Golf GTi looks brilliant the way it is.
Those wheels look amazing
Following on from the above paragraph, take a look at the wheels in the photo. Don’t they suit the car well? Volkswagen is setting a trend for car modifier everywhere. Shiny, large alloy wheels on medium-sized cars like hatchbacks is now a “thing.”
Of course, Volkswagen doesn’t just stop with the rims themselves. They also make sure the rubber wrapped around them looks good as well. The tyre of choice for the GTi’s wheels is the Continental PremiumContact 5. I know people don’t think tyres look particularly stylish. But, these are an exception.
Let’s not forget the Contis also offer exceptional handling characteristics. Tyres aren’t just for show on the GTi – they work well too!
2.0-litre TSI power
One of the most important aspects of the Volkswagen Golf GTi is its mechanical heart. As standard, the car comes with a 2.0-litre TSI engine.
In case you didn’t know, TSI stands for Turbo Stratified Injection. It’s the turbocharged version of their FSI engines (the “F” being short for “Fuel”).
The 2.0-litre lump boasts an impressive 216 brake horsepower. It’ll get you from 0-60 mph in only 6.3 seconds.
What’s more, the fuel economy statistics aren’t too shabby either. The Volkswagen Golf GTi’s engine manages a healthy 47 MPG combined.
Another good statistic is its CO2 emissions. Volkswagen says that the engine outputs 139 g/km. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and get a GTi today!