This is the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI facelift hot hatchback. Its 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine now produces 227bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels and when equipped with a 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox it will do 0-62 MPH in 6.4 seconds and go onto a top speed of 154 MPH. 44 MPG combined is claimed.This high quality interior now features the new 9.2 inch Discovery Pro touchscreen infotainment system. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also new is a 12.3 inch digital drivers display. Boot space is 380 litres.
Costing from £27,865 for the manual car, or £29,935 for the DSG, the Golf GTI is still the benchmark for the hot hatch class.