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Like good wine, the Golf GTI just gets better and better with age.

29 Dec 2011

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Interior

While the exterior enhancements are minor, the interior features a bit more stuff to differentiate itself from the normal version.

The lovely bucket seats gets a unique honeycomb pattern upholstery design that mimics the GTI's front grille, while the '35' logo embroidered on the seat backs reminds you of the significance of this model.

Red stitching also adorns the interior, in places such as the seats (again), leather-rimmed steering wheel, gear lever gaiter, seat belts, handbrake, and so on. It certainly sets the mood for what the car is capable of.
Other extras include the side scuff plates with the '35' logo once again, and probably the coolest feature of all, which is the dimpled golf ball gear knob. This is a throwback (literally) to the original Golf GTI, which also had such a novelty design, and provides for a cheeky reminder as to the GTI's heritage.

For all its fancy trimmings, the GTI's interior still remains classically Volkswagen. Space is decent for a family of four and their baggage, everything is well-built, buttons are intuitively placed, and there's no question about comfort in daily driving, which is what makes the hot hatchback recipe so desirable. There's no denying the appeal of a car that can function as both a family mobile and a performance steed, at the same time if desired.

Car Information

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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4-cylinders in-line 16-valves DOHC Turbocharged

Engine Cap

:

1984cc

Horsepower

:

175kW (235 bhp) / 6300 rpm

Torque

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300 Nm / 5500 rpm

Transmission

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6-speed (A) DSG

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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6.6sec

Top Speed

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246km/h

Fuel consumption

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12.5 km/L

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