2015 VW Golf GTI Test Drive & Review
The All New 2015 VW Golf GTI is finally here and Steve takes us on an
in-depth tour of this 7th Generation “Boxelicious” Hatchback.
There’s more to enjoy inside, outside and under the hood with this
updated and refined classic Volkswagen.
2011 Volvo C70 Test Drive & Review
We review and test drive the new 2011 Volvo C70 to see how the newly
redesigned hard-top convertible drives. The coupe has a beautiful new
facelift that updates the already gorgeous exterior.
2010 Volkswagen GTI W/ Conv. and Sunroof Walkaround, Review, and Test Drive
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continuation of his "German car fanboyism". Have a look at what the Editor
and Chief thinks about it!
"The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is quite possibly the most refined "hot hatch"
ever brought to our shores. If you don't demand maximum performance, put
the GTI on your short list. The GTI is like a dignified elder statesman who
refuses to do Facebook. It's extraordinarily suave and well-mannered, and
its lifetime accomplishments are second to none among its peers -- but it
just won't get on board with the latest trend. In the sport-compact
segment, that trend is power. Lots of power. Anywhere from 237 horsepower to 265, if you're
wondering. Yet the new sixth-generation GTI soldiers on with the same
200-hp inline-4 that first arrived in 2006. How can it hope to compete?"
2010 VW GTI Road Test and Review by Drivin' Ivan Katz
Here is Drivin' Ivan Katz' review of the 2010 VW GTI.
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2010 VW GTI (Hot Hatchbacks Pt. 2) - Everyday Driver
In this second of a three part comparison, the guys introduce the 2010 GTI
to the twisties and talk about how it ranks next to the MazdaSpeed3 and
Volvo C30. For other reviews and more go to www.EverydayDriver.com
Volkswagen VW Golf GTE 2015 Plugin-Hybrid test drive review of the "blue GTI" - Autogefühl
We are testing the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTE Plugin-Hybrid. Unlike the
e-Golf, the GTE has a TSI as well as an electric drive. Follow us in our
review of this "blue GTI".
Clarkson's Car Years - The Golf GTI
Jeremy Clarkson's programme on the Golf GTI from the '90s, introduced in
his true inimitable fashion.
Golf GTI fans will not be disappointed!
DRIVEN 2010 Volkswagen GTI Mk6
Short for Gran Turismo International, the Volkswagen GTI has put grins on
drivers faces since 1983. Now in its 6th generation, its a balanced but
formidable competitor. How does it stack up against it's main competitor
the MAZDASPEED3? Tom Voelk attends the press launch in Palo Alto, CA to
BRAND NEW VW GTI
This is my first look at RACER4560's brand new Volkswagon GTI 6 speed.
2011 VW Polo GTI Car Review & Road Test Video-NRMA
One of the most awarded small cars in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo, gains
another sibling, the Polo GTI.
Consistent with current Volkswagen form, the new Polo GTI is more powerful
than its predecessor, more fuel efficient, and yet these gains are achieved
with a smaller capacity engine than that in the old model Polo GTI.
Under the bonnet of this latest Polo GTI (instead of a 1.8-litre turbo engine) resides Volkswagen's latest
generation 1.4-litre twin charge powerplant.
Twin charging the engine means supercharging and turbocharging. This maximises the potential to
wring the most power and torque. Co-incidentally it's the same size engine
used in the current Golf range but with more power.
This latest GTI has more power (132kW) and torque (250Nm) -- up 22kW and
30Nm compared with its predecessor. Importantly, it achieves this but uses
24 per cent less fuel than the old GTI at 6.1 litres per 100km.
The Polo GTI feels as though it's inherited much of the Golf GTI DNA, right
down to the 17-inch 'cookie cutter' or Denver style alloys -- the same size
as the Golf GTI.
From the front the GTI badge sits on the trademark GTI honeycomb grille
with larger air intakes incorporated in the front apron.
The Polo GTI sits 15mm lower compared with the rest of the range and a
subtle colour-keyed roof spoiler and dual chrome Exhausts set the Polo GTI apart from the rest of
the Polo models.
You can choose either a three or five- door body style. Price start from
$27,790 for the three-door version.
You can't choose different transmissions though as interestingly no manual
transmission is available. The all new Polo GTI's only gearbox choice is a
seven--speed direct shift gearbox.
Slip inside the new Polo GTI and anyone familiar with Volkswagens will feel
right at home. Surprise, surprise, it feels a lot like the Golf GTI right
down to the funky tartan pattern fabric covering the sports seats.
All major controls are well laid out and the Polo GTI gains paddle shifts
to maximise the performance potential from the seven-speed DSG.
There are detail trim changes compared with regular Polo models. The gloss
black highlights on the centre console are contrasted with brushed
aluminium air vent surrounds and internal door handles.
The contrast red stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel,
gear-shift lever and handbrake elevate the GTI from the standard Polo
models. And, like the rest of the range, you can't question the quality
look and feel inside with features like the audio system coming from the
Golf and Passat range.
The sports seats have extra bolstering on the seat base, and backrest, and
during our time behind the wheel (including a dash up Adelaide's
Collingrove Hillclimb circuit) they proved to be exceptionally comfortable
The key strength for any performance car is the engine and the Volkswagen
group has one of the best ranges of high tech engines - both petrol and
diesel - at its disposal. Engineers can seemingly mix and match a myriad of
combinations. Under the hood of the Polo GTI is a 1.4-litre four cylinder
twin charged engine pushing out 132kW of power with the aid of a Supercharger and turbocharger. The advantage of this combo is that
the Supercharger builds power from low
engine revs then once the engine revs reach 3200, the turbo kicks in to build power up to max revs. It
may sound complicated but in reality it works seamlessly.
Accelerating hard up the ribbon of pavement at Collingrove Hillclimb and
the diminutive engine spins up and comes on song immediately. The paddle
shifts provide lightening quick upshifts.
Apart from overcooking it into a sharp right hander I managed a respectable
The Polo has grown in size and the GTI weighs in at 1189 kilos but the
extra bulk hasn't hurt performance. The Polo GTI is 171 kilos lighter than
big brother, the Golf GTI, and interestingly achieves the same 0-100kmh
time of 6.9 seconds as the 2.0-litre GTI with less power.
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