VW GTI has been huge success on the market for more than 25 years. It is an economy car, which was first not that powerful but engineers added power horse under the hood of a two-door hatchback. First attempts to design a budget GTI born fruit in mid-80-ies. It outperformed many coupe cars both in design and handling capacities. Despite its no-so-impressive engine, producing 90 horsepower, its light character was a sheer delight for car owners.
The recent VW GTI is equipped with 2.0 turbocharged power source, able to produce 200 horsepower. The engine is coupled to six-speed manual transmission. The basic specs provide front-wheel drive. The car is balanced, and the handling is permissive. It doesn’t boast powerful handling possibilities especially at a high speed. On the other hand, the peaceful character of the vehicle is supported by the guaranteed safe and comfortable ride. The system of fuel injection is designed especially for those, caring for fuel economy.
Standard specification had 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, and double-xenon headlights. The cabin is nowadays well-equipped with natural materials and a dashboard which is easy to handle. Experts say, the cabin is rather spacious and provides much room for legs, arms and head. There is also much space for all sorts of bins.
The heated seats, tartan elements of the dashboard and elements of leather upholstery are standard. They make every trip very comfortable, but optional elements of the interior add more luxury to the car. They include a high-class audio system, leather upholstery, a system of navigation. The seats are suitable for all-day-long piloting.
This car was designed with minimum luxury as a perfect budget model, but some characteristics upgrade VW GTI to the level of luxurious hatchbacks. Engineers made the car easy and even fun to handle. The changes of the engine’s power modification, the revised suspension, the general exterior of the car and a comfortable cabin make the car a very desirable vehicle.