The first word you think of when you think Volkswagen isn’t usually refinement, and yet, lo and beyond, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI simply cannot be described any other way. It is nearly silent, with an extremely comfortable, luxurious interior and an engine that runs like a marvel of the modern word. It shows an athletic, beautiful design that still doesn’t detract from the roots of its maker as a car for the everyman. The sports compact puts a turbocharged 2.0-liter VW inline-4 that knocks out 207 horses into the sparkling design that’s gotten honed down to a fine edge. You might even call it – and we will – refined. .
Have you been wondering what the new 2010 Volkswagen GTI is like? If so, wonder no more. Motortrend recently reviewed this new car and gave it rave remarks. Here are some of the highlights from those reviews.
• The new VW GTI is much like the Rabbit of the 1980s in that it “leaps about corners,” but it also has a new rear suspension that is independent.
• The new model has an XDS electronic transverse differential block which helps “brake the inside rear to coax the tail into place in fast turns.”
• For the most part, the new GTI keeps the same design as its predecessors. When something is working for you, why try to fix it? That seems to be the VW motto and the 2010 GTI follows along those lines.
• According to a review at InsideLine, the new GTI “has an Everyman appeal that its rivals lack, as if it would have credibility at the test track even as it serves as a ride to town for drinks at someplace exclusive.”
If you have appreciated the past generations of the Volkswagen GTI, you will surely appreciate the newest incarnation. And if you have never tried this brand, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI is perfect for you!