For 44 years, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has established a name that has been carried throughout the years.
While we’re not fans of the word ‘Icon’ at Popcar, no rental vehicle deserves a better description than the Golf GTI- letters synonyms for an enthralling hot hatch performance!
With its spunky exteriors combined with a turbocharged engine and athletic handling, it’s no wonder that this model is one of the favourite rentals of its range. While the bodies are undeniably modern, the high-end cabin provides a classic atmosphere with its sleep upholstery. The interior of this sporty vehicle is amplified by roomy seating in both rows, and a hatchback design affords massive cargo hold to boot. Meanwhile, The Volkswagen Golf GTI handles with enthusiasm and is equipped with the standard manual transmission.
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Volkswagen Golf GTI
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With its swish interiors and supreme handling, the pros certainly outweigh the cons with the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
As a compact rental vehicle, you reap the benefits of an enjoyable interior with comfortable front seats, a spacious second row and impressive cabin materials. An offshoot of the Volkswagen Golf, the GTI provides better performance and livelier handling due to its 228-horsepower engine. It boasts features that aren’t available with the Golf, including leather seats, adaptable crust control and a more impressive infotainment display.
GTI Engine: Due to its impressive 228-horsepower engine, you experience the GTI’s spirited acceleration the moment you put your foot on the gas pedal, with the power intensifying as you move faster. With this sports plus rental, your transmission of choice is the standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The former option enhances the car’s sporty aesthetic with an easy-to-modulate clutch, whilst the automatic ease through the gears with precision.
GTI Ride and Handling: The Volkswagen is a nimble front-wheel-drive hatchback, boasting sharp and precise steering and excellent stopping power on the brakes- upholding the GTI’s sporty character. It also offers a limited-slip differential to provide amazing road grip and control on the road.
GTI Cargo Space: Driving down The Great Ocean Road? The hatchback Volkswagen Golf GTI serves a roomy 380-litre of cargo space behind the second row. These can be folded completely flat to give you extra storage room. In terms of competitor compact cars, the GTI beats them all in cargo volume, boasting more cargo space than many subcompact SUVs.
GTI Crash Test Results: The Volkswagen Golf GTI currently holds an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. This includes five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests, making this rental vehicle the epitome of safety. Following in-built safety features of the GTI include:
- Adaptive headlights
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
- Automatic parking assist
- Automatic high-beam headlights
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Engine: 1.8L TSI Petrol Engine
- Power: 189.3bhp@5400-6200rpm
- Fuel tank: 45.0L
- Torque: 250Nm@1250-5300rpm
- Kerb Weight: 1273 kg
- Drive type: Manual
- Transmission: Standard six-speed manual transmission
- Power to weight ratio: 122.0 W/kg
- Doors: 4
- Tow rating: Maximum 1,800 kg
- Boot volume: 380-litre
- Length: 3976mm
- Width: 1682mm
- Turning circle: 10.9m