Refine, refine, refine. That's how the Germans do and that continues to be the case with one of VW's most iconic models, the Golf GTI. After 44 years, the company has introduced its eighth-generation model with big upgrades to its technology and performance to create the perfect Golf GTI for today. As would expect, the styling isn't a dramatic departure but gets a sleeker and slightly more aggressive look while still keeping those familiar design elements we've all come to love.
On the performance front, the GTI boasts a 245 hp 2.0L turbocharged engine with 273 lb-ft of torque. This is coupled with a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Additional equipment include a lane assist system, front assist, XDS electronic differential lock, LED lighting throughout, USB-C ports, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear diffuser, a roof spoiler, individualized tailpipes, red brake calipers, and a .6-inch lower sport suspension.