The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI continues to improve without straying too far from the blueprint that makes the original hot hatchback so great.
The automaker gets an early start on the GTI's 40th anniversary with the dramatic GTE Sport concept and a production-bound GTI Clubsport performance special edition.
The 7 generation GTI wears its legacy well.
Whenever Peugeot releases a new GTI version of its smallest car we get very excited and exclaim, "The 205 GTI is back!!" It isn't. It can't be. Stop saying that. The 208 GTI is, thankfully, a very good car in spite of its ancestry.
For the GTI's seventh generation, Volkswagen refines its performance version of the Golf with more handling tech and drive mode settings.
Volkswagen's new MIB II infotainment system for its 2016 models rolls in a heap of new features, including compatibility with both Google and Apple's car systems.
It's a pricey upgrade over the already excellent GTI, but the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R packs the power and all-wheel drive performance to rival Subaru's WRX STI.
$40k for this Golf isn't all that crazy.
The original Golf GTI was a popular car. It had everything -- speed, space, and looks, a winning combo if ever there was one. Now there's a new one and we hope it's just as good.
The new VW Golf GTI does... everything. Seriously, it does everything you could ever need it to.