Analysis Of The Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the most versatile performance car on the market. The mk1 GTI, the beginning of one of the most desired hot hatches on the market today. It all started with a small group of engineers codenamed “sport Golf” and a spare bin of parts. They combined the 1.6L 4-cylinder engine from an Audi 80 with a few spare parts from a Fox GT to create the well known Volkswagen Golf GTI. But that 's not what makes this car special, what makes it special is the versatility of the car. Here you have a striking everyday family hatchback designed by the famous Giorgetto Giugiaro but, if you look past the design you will find it’s performance side. The mk1 had 110hp, which doesn’t seem like much but, the car only weighed 1800 lbs. This …show more content…
The mk4 took of off in sales and is one of the best selling golfs of all time. The mk4 had noticeable updated looks to the exterior as well as the interior. Unfortunately that 's all it had, the mk4 had no performance. It weighed 3000 lbs, 1000 lbs more than the previous GTI, making it heavy and slow. This also affected the handling of the car, making it feel like your typical top heavy SUV. The worst part about the mk4 was that it was extremely unreliable. If you ever see a GTI broke on the side of the road, it’s most likely a mk4. Customers began complaining about the mk4, giving competitors an advantage. The GTI would soon see something it had never seen in it’s history, true competition. 2005 marked the GTI’s downfall and opened up the versatile performance car market to companies like Ford, Mazda, and the GTI’s biggest competitor, the subaru wrx. The mk5 would have to be the best golf yet if it wanted to remain the top hot …show more content…
2016 brought a whole new look to the golf. With the luxury of a lexus and the performance of and audi the mk7 races to become the best hatchback of all time. The mk7 has a price of just $26,415 but, nothing is cheap when it comes to this hot hatch. It comes equipped with the traditional GTI plaid cloth seats and its shiny, spotless, new luxurious interior. That’s not all this hot hatch comes with, it comes with a 210 hp 2.0L engine and if that 's not enough performance for you, then you can step it up to the performance package, adding 10 additional hp along with bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential. The mk7 comes in both a manual and DSG version to suit your needs. The new hatch speeds from 0-60 in just 5.8 seconds while still giving you 25-34 mpg. And it’s all new design with it’s stunning futuristic looks makes even the mk6 look dated. Car and Driver has rated the new GTI number 1 over some of it’s competitors like the Ford Focus RS and the Subaru wrx. People who are looking for a affordable, pristine, daily vehicle with a hidden performance side, look no further than the all new mk7 GTI. Car and Driver isn 't the only one impressed by the mk7. Edmunds gives the new GTI a 5/5, stating that the pro’s of the mk7 are a “strong and fuel- efficient turbocharged engine, sporty handling, versatile and roomy hatchback design, and high quality interior.” Almost every single review about the mk7 say’s that it’s a fun car to

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