What makes a great hot hatchback is performance and practicality, and the 2016 Golf GTI has both in spades. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine puts out 210 hp. If that’s not enough, you can upgrade to the performance package, which not only gives you 220 hp but also a VAQ front limited-slip differential lock and bigger brakes. Don’t worry though — there’s plenty of room to go with all that vroom. The Golf GTI seats five or it can carry up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo with the seats folded down.
The Golf GTI also has some unique touches to make sure you travel everywhere in style. Our favorites are the traditional Clark plaid seats and the dimpled golf ball gear knob. There’s also the 18-inch Austin alloy wheels, distinctive front fascia and ambient door trim accent lighting. It’s got some cool new technology as well, in the form of the MIB II infotainment system. It adds a USB port and VW Car-Net App-Connect, not to mention Bluetooth audio streaming and a big touchscreen.
The new Golf GTI can see what you might be missing with its exhaustive list of available driver assistance features: adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, lane departure warning, park distance control and park steering assistant. And to give you eyes in the back of your head, Volkswagen has made the rearview camera standard for 2016.
If you’re ready to experience the most fun you can have on four wheels in the most practical car money can buy, get in touch with us at Hall Volkswagen in Brookfield WI.