Urban Lux Insider Dennis Malcolm Byron says: Now is the time to get a brand new head-turning vehicle for steal. Dealers are making room for the 2016 models!
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn
Dressed in Tornado Red (the perfect moniker for this head-spinning speed demon), the 2.0L TSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers especially in Sport mode with a six-speed automatic transmission. After a slight half-second delay of pressing down the gas pedal (we see it as a quick building of suspense), the spinning 18-inch alloys began to blur as the GTI rockets down lanes with the gripping torque to match. The electronic Brake Force Distribution, fine-tuned sport suspension, push-button start, and steering wheel paddle shifters completed the racing experience.
Titan black leather provides a pampering cockpit boasting a clear 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation; a rearview camera; the standard Bluetooth connectivity; satellite radio; and an iPod port. The optional, booming Fender audio system is strongly recommended especially for those summer days you want to truly enjoy. If we had to nitpick, the navigation system could be a bit more practical and the location of the disc slot (glove compartment) was unconventional for the driver, but these certainly carry no weight from all yeses and brilliance of this automobile; it’s numerous high marks and consistent accolades in the automotive world are justified. This is a great automobile.
MSRP: $31,145/$33,655 loaded with Lighting and Drivers Assistance/Distance Control
MPG: 25 city/33 highway, 28 combined
For more information, visit www.vw.com