Being such a tiny little vehicle, it’s not surprising that majority of the buyers underestimate the power and efficiency of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
The most popular hatchback is back and it’s better than ever. In terms of performance, design and space, it is ready to impress even the most nitpicking customer. The surprise element of them all is that the pricing of the 2015 variant of the Golf GTI S remains the same at $25,605.
Car enthusiasts who love a compact but powerful car can go for the four-door GTI, which starts at $26,205. The car delivers an increased 210 horsepower and has 258 foot pounds of torque. It is much higher than what expensive luxury sedans offer. The new GTI is powered by a 2 liter turbo four cylinder gasoline engine which allows it to achieve an acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds.
The vehicle has lost some weight, 82 pounds to be precise and is somewhere around 3000 pounds. The decreased body weight allows the Golf to be zippy, easy to control and achieve a trimmed design that will make heads turn when you hit the road. It’s not just the exterior but the interiors have been revamped as well, to match the facilities offered in a luxury sedan. There’s a 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system coupled with LED reading lamps and increased legroom.
When the back seats are folded, the car offers an impressive 52.7 cubic feet of space, similar to the ones offered in a large SUV. Almost anything can be mounted in the rear with the seats folded, even a bicycle and it is much easier now to load things in the back because of the shallow floor. The Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 edition measures at 14 feet in length which is exceptionally compact considering the fact that it is a four door vehicle.
On the road, the GTI S edition offered a good 28.9 miles per gallon. Buyers who are looking for an economical vehicle can pick the Golf as it is designed to be highly efficient besides being light on the pocket. The car can achieve a massive 380 miles on a full tank, but you may have to use premium gasoline to accomplish it.
Everything about the 250 GTI sounds promising and with better performance, comfort combined with an economical price tag, this could easily be the commuter’s car of the year when it gets launched.