Volkswagen’s Golf and GTI, their signature hatchback.
I’ve loved it for years, almost bought a GTI back in 2011; like, deposit-down-papers-signed almost.
Non-car nerds: a Golf and GTI are very similar, the GTI is the faster sportier version of the Golf, and has a red accent stripe across the grille.
Both handle amazing and literally are the cliche – amazingly fun to drive.
It’s all-new this 2015 model year. This 7th generation Golf is lower, longer and wider.
2015 VW Golf
A 1.8 TSI turbo outputting 170 hp and 184 lb-ft.
Starting at $18,995
2015 VW GTI
A 2.0L turbo outputting 210 hp and 258 lb-ft.
Starting at $27,995
The interior is so me – minimal and ergonomic. And no touch controls, proper buttons and knobs only.
This will probably be the only time I ever recommend choosing a non-plain fabric, because the Clark Plaid is that sharp.
And doubles as camouflague.
All the features you’d expect – Bluetooth, add heated seats or cruise control, a new infotainment system and more, but VW is ahead of the game with its self-cleaning lens on the backup camera.
It’s not just me who adores this car. The Automotive Jury of Canada named it as their annual ‘Car of the Year’ a few weeks ago.
And always good seeing these hooligans.