The German automobile giant Volkswagen has a huge portfolio of cars for a different segment of the market. The major USPs of any Volkswagen car in the market is its overall look, ease of driving and cool looking comfort features. The latest facelift of the Volkswagen GTI that the company has launched recently has all these features. If you are looking for a great looking hatchback with sophisticated safety as well as high-quality comfort features, then this car will surely satisfy you.
This is a beautiful looking hatchback that can take 4 people (5 to squeeze) comfortably. The look of this car is plain and simple, but it gives a sense of solidity that is hard to miss. The front profile of this hatchback consists of a big air dam grille and air sockets on the side with chrome slats placed horizontally on it. The wraparound headlamp cluster, body coloured ORVMs & handles, elegantly designed tail lamps and five-spoke alloy wheels complete the picture of this graceful looking car.
The passenger cabin of this car is well furnished. While the seats are well built, if you are a tall person, then you may feel a bit squeezed. The front dashboard of this car is well laid out with a big infotainment touchscreen at the centre. While the infotainment touchscreen is sensitive, it fails to recognise a gloved hand touch. However, we find that the bezel on the screen is touch capacitive too, and if by mistake you touch it, you may push a button on the screen, which you do not want. Overall, riding this car is both safe and comfortable.
If somebody wanted to describe this car, he or she will say that, the engineers at Volkswagen has taken a standard hatchback and put in a tight steering, a sophisticated suspension system, and a powerful engine. This is done to give their customers a taste of sports car while riding hatchback. To give this hatchback the required power to ride like and sports car, it is blessed with a 2.0 L turbo in-line four-cylinder petrol engine that can churn out a peak level power of 192 PS, which will result in a maximum torque of 250 Nm. The huge power produced by the engine is transmitted to the front wheels of this car through a six-speed automatic gearbox. The transmission box installed in this hatchback is very sophisticated and using it. You will find it absolutely clean, and precise. You can leave the gear for a wide range of speed, which enables the driver to concentrate fully on the road and not frequently shift the gear if the car approaches tight corners. This car comes with four different drive more, but the best, according to us, is the sports mode where you will feel the car more lively.
Volkswagen GT1 is a powerful hatchback with cool features that allow the riders to enjoy their ride. If you are interested in this car, then you can buy at a price tag of Rs. 19.99 lakhs (approximate). If you want to compare it with cars I the same segment in the market, then you can check out Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and Volvo V40.