The all-new Volkswagen GTI builds on the long-running tradition of elevating a mild hatchback into a fun-to-drive, yet sophisticated, practical alternative to sports coupes.
The GTI's improvements aim to sharpen the handling, up the power and upgrade connectivity and infotainment.
Following tradition, the GTI is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Power has increased to 241 horsepower.
The GTI comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with the stick topped by a golf ball knob.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional.
The interior comes with a large 10-inch infotainment screen, and it can be dressed with plaid upholstery-a nice historic nod to the original GTI.
FCW, AEB, LKA, and RCTW are standard.