Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2.0 TSI GTI 5dr DSG

Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lane change assistant
Lane assist
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Progressive steering
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Start/Stop function
Wireless app connect
Dynamic road sign display
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)
Car2X communication
eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
Travel assist with emergency side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
Digital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and information
Petrol Particulate Filter
XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
Front differential lock
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
Rain sensor
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Front and rear electric windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Heated rear windscreen
Rear lights incorporating LED technology
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Dual chrome plated stainless steel tailpipes
LED front fog lights
Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
High level 3rd brake light
Heat insulating glass windscreen
Light assist - High beam assist ( Automatic sensing for switching between dipped and main beam
Highway light
Welcome light
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
LED License plate illumination
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
IQ.Light - LED Matrix headlights, dynamic headlight control with advanced high beam control matrix dipped main beam + LED DRL + 22 LED lights
Illuminated front grille
Remote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
GTE style bumpers
GTI style bumpers
LED front fog lights with 5 honeycomb design
Chrome plated tailpipes (1 either side)
LED rear combination lamp inlcuding dynamic turn signal
Advanced high beam control dynamic light assist for LED matrix headlamps
Front sports seats
Centre console
Height adjustable front seats
Glovebox
Aluminium gear knob
Luggage compartment lighting
Front seat lumbar support adjuster
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2
Black roof lining
Front + rear carpet mats
12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints
DSG Paddle Shifts
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Removable luggage compartment cover
12V socket in front centre console
Brushed stainless steel pedals
3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors
Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
Chrome plated surround to electric mirror button, window switch and air vent surrounds
Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
R Line front seats integrated head restraints
LED front reading lights X 2
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel, heated, with shift paddles
Leather wrapped multifunction sports heated steering wheel with paddle shift
Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
Anti-lock brake system
Rear disc brakes
Two tone horn
Front disc brakes
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
Extended pedestrian protection measures
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
3 rear three point seatbelts
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
Electronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Soul dashboard
Black metal chrome decorative inserts in dash and front door trim panels
CO2 167
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1984
Compression Ratio N/A
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 562
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 38.70
Urban 38.70
Extra Urban 37.20
Badge Engine CC 1984
Badge Power 245.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 6.00
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 6.20
Engine BHP 245.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1388
Engine Torque 370.00
Top Speed 155
Front Tyres 225/40 R18
Rear Tyres 225/40 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 0
Length 4287
Wheel Base 2627
Width 1789
Fuel Tank Size 50.00
Weight 1950
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1388
Towing Weight Unbraked 730
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI returns and with each generation, it just becomes more polished. This MK8 model is pretty much as new as a fresh Golf GTI tends to get. It's a decent step forward - and a little of the original GTI DNA still remains.

Background

Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark eight and by rights, it should be the best yet.

Driving Experience

The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI now gets a bit more power. The latest 'EA888 EVO4' version of the Volkswagen Group's 2.0-litre TSI petrol turbo engine puts out 245PS with a gutsy 370Nm of torque. As usual, a 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 7-speed DSG dual clutch paddleshift auto being optional. Select the DSG variant and 62mph from rest takes 6.2s en route to 155mph. As before, for diesel fans, Volkswagen still offers a 'GTD' version of this model which these days uses a 200PS 2.0 TDI black pump-fuelled unit. This eighth generation Golf GTI model's handling should feel a touch sharper thanks to a tweaked version of the previous model's multi-link rear suspension and a new driving dynamics control system known as the 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager'. This set-up controls both the XDS torque vectoring system (which helps get traction down at speed through tight turns). And if you've specified the optional DCC adaptive chassis control adaptive damping system, 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager' will proactively oversee that too. With DCC, the required damping is calculated for each wheel and adjusted at the four shock absorbers within fractions of a second. As usual, the DCC set-up has 'Comfort', 'Eco', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings.

Design and Build

There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. It sits on the same MQB platform as the last generation model but gets the lower, more menacing nose that's a feature of this eighth generation design. There's a single five-door hatch body style on offer. Unique 17-inch Richmond alloy wheels are standard (with 18 or 19-inch rims optional). There are wider black side skirts sills - and a splitter design similar to that found on racing cars. The dominant design element of the side section is the C-pillar, which as usual with a Golf visually propels the vehicle body forwards. Full-LED tail lights feature at the rear and the GTI lettering is now positioned centrally under the Volkswagen emblem. Inside, key detailing elements will be familiar to previous Golf GTI buyers - the golf ball-style manual gear knob, the tartan sports seats with black side bolsters, the sports steering wheel with three silver double spokes - all of this is present and correct. But this cabin's futuristic too, mainly thanks to the so-called 'Innovision Cockpit', which fuses a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle screen with a 10-inch centre-dash screen. Otherwise, things are much as with any other Golf, so you get great build quality, decent space for two adults on the rear bench and a class-competitive 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll now need to think in terms of a budget getting on towards £35,000 or more for a Golf GTI, once you've specced it to your precise requirements. Once, that was the amount you'd have needed for the more potent Golf R, but things have moved on. Prices start at around £33,500 for the manual variant; you'll need another £1,500 more for the 7-speed DSG auto paddleshift version. To justify its asking price, this MK8 Golf GTI arrives with quite a portfolio of optional semi-autonomous driving tech, including a 'Travel Assist' feature that allows the car to accelerate, steer and brake on motorways at speeds of up to 130mph. Standard equipment includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. This is the segment's most interactive voice control system. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Volkswagen also says that this eighth generation model will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car. Most owners will want to consider the option of adding DCC adaptive damping. The car's driver assistance systems include lane change assist and Travel Assist with Side Assist and Emergency Assist.

Cost of Ownership

There's no mild hybrid tech offered on this MK8 GTI model's 2.0-litre turbo engine but Volkswagen still claims that efficiency has improved by around 10%. Let's get to the WLTP figures. In manual form, the car manages up to 38.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 169g/km of CO2. As a DSG auto, the figures are exactly the same. If that's not enough for you, then switch your attention to the diesel-powered Golf GTD version of this model. That black pump-fuelled variant gets an AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%. Whatever engine you select, the car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) is always active helping with its efficiency figures. And the warranty? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf GTI, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

When the Golf GTI was first launched in 1976, Volkswagen wondered whether it would struggle to sell an early production run of 5,000 vehicles. Today, well over two million sales later, the issue is not whether this car will sell but who will buy it. After all, in recent generations, this model has mainly sold to folk who, if they were honest, would probably admit to having out-grown the shopping rocket genre it originally created. These people will really like this eighth generation car. It needed to return a little to its roots - add an old fashioned dose of fun into the mature mix. It has.

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Monthly Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
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Initial Rental inc. VAT excl. VAT
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Lease Type

Contract Length

Annual Mileage

Initial Rental (Months)

Head up Display £529.17 (ex. VAT)
Voice control system £170.83 (ex. VAT)
Rear view camera £250.00 (ex. VAT)
Park assist sensor controlled steering aid to assist parallel or bay parking features optical parking display via vehicle's infotainment system £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors, audible with audio volume reduction when activated + optical parking display via vehicles infotain system Standard (ex. VAT)
Multifunction camera for distance control Standard (ex. VAT)
Discover navigation system - 10" touch screen, FM and DAB, USB C socket connection, Title and cover art display, Bluetooth connectivity + 6 speakers Standard (ex. VAT)
Discover nav pro with streaming and internet - 10" touch, european map, 3D map, traffic info, branded point of interest, speed limit display, 3 routes £1000.00 (ex. VAT)
Sports suspension Standard (ex. VAT)
Dynamic chassis control (DCC) - variable suspension settings sport, comfort and normal £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Dynamic chassis control (DCC) when bought with 19" wheels - variable suspension settings sport, comfort and normal £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Sports suspension when bought with 19" wheels Standard (ex. VAT)
Harman/Kardon sound system including 12 channel digital amplifier, 480 watt output and 9 speakers plus subwoofer £520.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £537.50 (ex. VAT)
Pearlescent paint £895.83 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic paint £650.00 (ex. VAT)
Special solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Additional special solid paint £320.83 (ex. VAT)
Additional Premium paint £312.50 (ex. VAT)
Electric sliding/tilting panoramic glass sunroof with integrated roller blind £833.33 (ex. VAT)
Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4x interval delay Standard (ex. VAT)
Trailer hitch mechanically swiveling and power detachable £662.50 (ex. VAT)
Jacara cloth upholstery Standard (ex. VAT)
Vienna leather upholstery with heated and airconditioned front sports comfort seats, electric adjustment driver seat, seat memory £1775.00 (ex. VAT)
Winter pack - Golf R Line/GTE/GTD/GTI/GTI Clubsport/R/Alltrack £237.50 (ex. VAT)
Winter pack with heated rear seats - Golf GTE/GTI/GTI Clubsport/R £400.00 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Reflex silver £537.50 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Dolphin grey £537.50 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Atlantic blue £537.50 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Pure white Standard (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Oryx white £895.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Deep black pearl £537.50 (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Moonstone grey £320.83 (ex. VAT)
Special metallic - Kings red £650.00 (ex. VAT)
Rear side airbags £283.33 (ex. VAT)
Digital key £179.17 (ex. VAT)
Proactive passesnger protection £116.67 (ex. VAT)
Jacara cloth - Red Standard (ex. VAT)
Vienna leather with heated and airconditioned front sports comfort seats, electric adjustment driver seat, seat memory - Black/grey £1750.00 (ex. VAT)
Vienna leather with heated and airconditioned front sports comfort seats, electric adjustment driver seat, seat memory - Black/red £1775.00 (ex. VAT)
Jacara cloth - Titanium black/Red Standard (ex. VAT)
Space and weight saver spare wheel £83.33 (ex. VAT)
Tyre mobility kit Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant Standard (ex. VAT)
19" Adelaide alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts £612.50 (ex. VAT)
18" Richmond alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts Standard (ex. VAT)
19" Estoril alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts £691.67 (ex. VAT)

Deal Summary

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Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lane change assistant
Lane assist
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Progressive steering
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Start/Stop function
Wireless app connect
Dynamic road sign display
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)
Car2X communication
eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
Travel assist with emergency side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
Digital cockpit pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customizable menus and information
Petrol Particulate Filter
XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
Front differential lock
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
Rain sensor
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Front and rear electric windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Heated rear windscreen
Rear lights incorporating LED technology
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Dual chrome plated stainless steel tailpipes
LED front fog lights
Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
High level 3rd brake light
Heat insulating glass windscreen
Light assist - High beam assist ( Automatic sensing for switching between dipped and main beam
Highway light
Welcome light
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
LED License plate illumination
Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
IQ.Light - LED Matrix headlights, dynamic headlight control with advanced high beam control matrix dipped main beam + LED DRL + 22 LED lights
Illuminated front grille
Remote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
GTE style bumpers
GTI style bumpers
LED front fog lights with 5 honeycomb design
Chrome plated tailpipes (1 either side)
LED rear combination lamp inlcuding dynamic turn signal
Advanced high beam control dynamic light assist for LED matrix headlamps
Front sports seats
Centre console
Height adjustable front seats
Glovebox
Aluminium gear knob
Luggage compartment lighting
Front seat lumbar support adjuster
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2
Black roof lining
Front + rear carpet mats
12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints
DSG Paddle Shifts
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Removable luggage compartment cover
12V socket in front centre console
Brushed stainless steel pedals
3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors
Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
Chrome plated surround to electric mirror button, window switch and air vent surrounds
Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
R Line front seats integrated head restraints
LED front reading lights X 2
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel, heated, with shift paddles
Leather wrapped multifunction sports heated steering wheel with paddle shift
Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
Anti-lock brake system
Rear disc brakes
Two tone horn
Front disc brakes
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
Extended pedestrian protection measures
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
3 rear three point seatbelts
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
Electronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Soul dashboard
Black metal chrome decorative inserts in dash and front door trim panels
CO2 167
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1984
Compression Ratio N/A
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 562
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 38.70
Urban 38.70
Extra Urban 37.20
Badge Engine CC 1984
Badge Power 245.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 6.00
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 6.20
Engine BHP 245.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1388
Engine Torque 370.00
Top Speed 155
Front Tyres 225/40 R18
Rear Tyres 225/40 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 0
Length 4287
Wheel Base 2627
Width 1789
Fuel Tank Size 50.00
Weight 1950
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1388
Towing Weight Unbraked 730
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI returns and with each generation, it just becomes more polished. This MK8 model is pretty much as new as a fresh Golf GTI tends to get. It's a decent step forward - and a little of the original GTI DNA still remains.

Background

Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark eight and by rights, it should be the best yet.

Driving Experience

The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI now gets a bit more power. The latest 'EA888 EVO4' version of the Volkswagen Group's 2.0-litre TSI petrol turbo engine puts out 245PS with a gutsy 370Nm of torque. As usual, a 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 7-speed DSG dual clutch paddleshift auto being optional. Select the DSG variant and 62mph from rest takes 6.2s en route to 155mph. As before, for diesel fans, Volkswagen still offers a 'GTD' version of this model which these days uses a 200PS 2.0 TDI black pump-fuelled unit. This eighth generation Golf GTI model's handling should feel a touch sharper thanks to a tweaked version of the previous model's multi-link rear suspension and a new driving dynamics control system known as the 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager'. This set-up controls both the XDS torque vectoring system (which helps get traction down at speed through tight turns). And if you've specified the optional DCC adaptive chassis control adaptive damping system, 'Vehicle Dynamics Manager' will proactively oversee that too. With DCC, the required damping is calculated for each wheel and adjusted at the four shock absorbers within fractions of a second. As usual, the DCC set-up has 'Comfort', 'Eco', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings.

Design and Build

There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. It sits on the same MQB platform as the last generation model but gets the lower, more menacing nose that's a feature of this eighth generation design. There's a single five-door hatch body style on offer. Unique 17-inch Richmond alloy wheels are standard (with 18 or 19-inch rims optional). There are wider black side skirts sills - and a splitter design similar to that found on racing cars. The dominant design element of the side section is the C-pillar, which as usual with a Golf visually propels the vehicle body forwards. Full-LED tail lights feature at the rear and the GTI lettering is now positioned centrally under the Volkswagen emblem. Inside, key detailing elements will be familiar to previous Golf GTI buyers - the golf ball-style manual gear knob, the tartan sports seats with black side bolsters, the sports steering wheel with three silver double spokes - all of this is present and correct. But this cabin's futuristic too, mainly thanks to the so-called 'Innovision Cockpit', which fuses a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle screen with a 10-inch centre-dash screen. Otherwise, things are much as with any other Golf, so you get great build quality, decent space for two adults on the rear bench and a class-competitive 380-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll now need to think in terms of a budget getting on towards £35,000 or more for a Golf GTI, once you've specced it to your precise requirements. Once, that was the amount you'd have needed for the more potent Golf R, but things have moved on. Prices start at around £33,500 for the manual variant; you'll need another £1,500 more for the 7-speed DSG auto paddleshift version. To justify its asking price, this MK8 Golf GTI arrives with quite a portfolio of optional semi-autonomous driving tech, including a 'Travel Assist' feature that allows the car to accelerate, steer and brake on motorways at speeds of up to 130mph. Standard equipment includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. This is the segment's most interactive voice control system. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Volkswagen also says that this eighth generation model will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car. Most owners will want to consider the option of adding DCC adaptive damping. The car's driver assistance systems include lane change assist and Travel Assist with Side Assist and Emergency Assist.

Cost of Ownership

There's no mild hybrid tech offered on this MK8 GTI model's 2.0-litre turbo engine but Volkswagen still claims that efficiency has improved by around 10%. Let's get to the WLTP figures. In manual form, the car manages up to 38.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 169g/km of CO2. As a DSG auto, the figures are exactly the same. If that's not enough for you, then switch your attention to the diesel-powered Golf GTD version of this model. That black pump-fuelled variant gets an AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%. Whatever engine you select, the car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) is always active helping with its efficiency figures. And the warranty? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf GTI, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

When the Golf GTI was first launched in 1976, Volkswagen wondered whether it would struggle to sell an early production run of 5,000 vehicles. Today, well over two million sales later, the issue is not whether this car will sell but who will buy it. After all, in recent generations, this model has mainly sold to folk who, if they were honest, would probably admit to having out-grown the shopping rocket genre it originally created. These people will really like this eighth generation car. It needed to return a little to its roots - add an old fashioned dose of fun into the mature mix. It has.

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