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2015 Volkswagen GTI [w/video]

The 911 Of Hot Hatches Takes The Compact Game To New Levels North American car buyers get a bit of a slap in the face when it comes to delivery schedules for new the Volkswagen Golf and pumped-up GTI models. We'll just repeat the old chestnut: It's worth the wait... even though it still stinks. This time around, Western Europe is taking deliveries of the new Golf as we speak, and GTI deliveries start between May and July. North America doesn't get the Mk7 Golf or GTI until about July of 2014. So we approached our first drive of the new GTI with this chip on our shoulder: "You're... Read More

Vital Stats

Turbo 2.0L I4
227 HP / 258 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$24,700 (est.)
As-Tested Price:
$28,000 (est.)
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