Just when you think the current Golf can'tbe bettered, Volkswagen goes and releases a new Golf.
Volkswagen's mighty Golf goes from strengthto strength in both sales figure terms and performance.
The manual gearbox is an examplefor all other manufacturers in how shifting should feel, while the DSG shifts smoothlyand with precision.
The all new 2.
0-litre four cylinder engineis turbocharged and churns out an impressive 162kW and 350Nm.
Given the performance onoffer, fuel consumption well below 7 litres/100km is seriously impressive for what is stillthe quintessential hot hatch.
On the open road, the engine delivers itsbest in effortless fashion, powering the hatch along at highway speeds without ever raisinga sweat.
Around town at city speeds, the Golf is equally at home.
The suspension and handling have a real track-tunedfeel to them and can be a little harsh over really nasty surfaces.
Golf GTI's cabin delivers that signature feelingof solidity and build quality with near faultless ergonomics and comfort.
If you're looking for reasons not to buy aGolf GTI, you'll struggle to find them after taking a close look at the new Mark VII.