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VW’s GTI is the original hot hatchback, first offered in Europe 36 years ago and close to celebrating its 30th birthday in the U.S. During those three decades the GTI has had to fend off a number of competitors; and while some are more powerful and others more race-car-like, none pull off the balance of performance, value, quality and sheer driving fun that the GTI delivers.
For 2013 the GTI is essentially a carryover model, its only change is a new “Laguna” wheel design for Convenience & Sunroof models and the Sunroof & Navigation versions.
Otherwise buyers can still enjoy VW’s familiar direct-injection turbo 2.0-liter motor, a slick-shifting six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic, and a well-laid-out and nicely appointed interior.
The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is in the last stages of its sixth generation; the Mk 7 Golf (and, we hope, a GTI variant) is expected to debut in late 2012.
The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is a compact front-wheel-drive hatchback available in two- and four-door body styles and several trim levels.
Motivating the GTI is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of peak torque. The standard transmission is a six-speed manual, while a six-speed automatic (with paddle shifters) is available as an option.
In base trim the GTI is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels; cloth upholstery; heated front seats; air conditioning; power windows, mirrors and door locks; a multi-function trip computer; Bluetooth connectivity; and an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/satellite radio audio system.
The Convenience & Sunroof trim level adds “Laguna” styled 18-inch wheels, a powered panoramic sunroof and a premium audio system with touchscreen controls, while the Sunroof & Navigation package includes a navigation system, adaptive xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.
At the top of the GTI lineup is the Autobahn edition, with a different 18-inch wheel design, leather upholstery, an upgraded audio system and push-button start.
The EPA rates the 2013 Volkswagen GTI (using premium fuel) as achieving 24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined.
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