Few autos can be both practical and fun, but the VW Golf GTI has actually done it for more than a quarter of a century. Integrating the sensible nature of the Golf hatchback with numerous performance improvements, the GTI is an iconic hot hatch for everyman.
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review
Visually, the changes are refined, with reshape of taillights and headlights in addition to sharper creases on the car’s side. The 2015 VW Golf GTI is a bit longer as well as wider compared to the outgoing one, however a new sloping-hood design gives it more dynamic and a shorter look. Inside the distinctions are likewise slight. Back seat as well as cargo space increase a little, and that’s a great thing.
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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Specs
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available in 3 models – the S, SE, and four-door Autobahn. Additionally, there’re more packages of attributes to enable you to customize the car. All the models come in standard with 2.0 Liter TSI, DOHC, 16 valve, inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with an intercooler and FSI direct fuel ingestion, 210 HP, as well as 250 pounds-foot of torque. The Performance Package increases the power to 220 HP, adds larger brakes and a torque-sensing electronically managed limited-slip differential. Volkswagen claims that the 2015 Golf GTI electric hatchback can accelerate to 62 miles per hour (mph) in 10.4 seconds and on to an electronically controlled (top speed of 87 miles per hour).
The base GTI S two-door standard features include: 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, LED foglights, a sport-tuned suspension, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, rear 60/40 split folding rear seats with a center pass-through, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5.8-inch touchscreen audio interface, iPod integration as well as VW Car-Net telematics. Four-door models of the GTI S likewise receive power reclining front seats.
The SE and the Autobahn models with the Performance Package likewise offer a dynamic tampering system called the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC). A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while an automatic with sports mode, Tiptronic, and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters is an available option on all three models.
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The optional Driver Assistance package includes front and rear parking sensors and also a forward collision warning system. The Lighting package gives you bi-xenon headlights, cornering lights and LED running lights. You can likewise choose 18-inch wheels with the Performance package or summer tires, which includes a digitally controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential and an additional 10 HP.
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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Photos
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior
The VW GTI’s interior was already among the better ones when it comes to quality and design. But more substantial changes still lie beneath the steel skin. Improving to the GTI SE trim includes automatic headlights & wipers, a sunroof, keyless ignition & access, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and also a Fender premium stereo. While the range-topping GTI Autobahn trim round off the features list with a navigation system, dual-zone automatic environment control and a 10-way power driver seat.