Chris Harris Tests the New MkVII GTI. Commence Drooling
The GTI has always been Volkswagen’s sportiest offering, and each successive iteration of the hatchback whose life began in 1976 is hailed as the best combination of handling, practicality, and value on the market. The 2015 MkVII is bigger than the outgoing model, but will also be 100lbs lighter than the MkVI, and an extra 10hp is squeezed from the evolving 2.0L turbo-4 (an additional 10hp is available in the optional Performance package). The car is already on sale in the UK as the Golf GTI, and that means: review time! As usual, Chris Harris does a great job putting the GTI through its paces on a public road (because most owners and prospective buyers won’t take one to the track).