History of the birth of the first Volkswagen Golf
Golf is one of the examples of cars with German roots and ancestry, which has been produced since 1974 at the level of a C-class car. It was introduced to the world and so far 8 generations of this car have been produced. The Golf actually replaced the famous Volkswagen Beetle and was offered as an engine and front-wheel drive, which seems to have been a worthy replacement so far. After the Beetle, the Golf is Volkswagen's best-selling car, with about 35 million units sold by 2019.
At first glance, we all think that the Volkswagen Golf has the same design and shape, but it might be interesting for you to know that there are different types of Golf produced in the world, which are as follows: 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, convertible (between 1979 and 2002), cabriolet (between 2011 and now) And... Also, this car is among the world's cars of the year, which was awarded in 2009 and 2013 Has received. It has also received the European Car of the Year award twice in 1992 and 2013 And So far, it has been included in the annual list of the top 10 cars in the world several times.
Which generation is our Golf GTI?
As mentioned, this car has been produced in 8 generations, which is currently the car considered by the IR Lux Cars test and review team It is from the seventh generation, which was produced between 2012 and 2021. The petrol version of this Golf is called GTi. In 2016, a facelifted version of this Golf entered the market which is very popular and the golf car that is available to us is the 2018 model.
Golf GTI technical specifications
According to the standard, the 2018 Volkswagen GTi that we have at our disposal has an engine 4-cylinder 2-liter turbo that can produce 230 horsepower and 350 Nm to produce The maximum speed of this attractive car is limited to 250 km/h, but the most attractive part is its 0-100 acceleration which is only 6 seconds. The gearbox of this car is a double-clutch automatic, although there is also a 6-speed manual version. All Golf models have front differential. The combined fuel consumption of this car is only 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers. Of course, the car available to us is not so ordinary and it has been tuned to death so that its power is 517 horsepower.
Golf GTI entertainment amenities
Driver and passenger electric seats in 12 directions and the ability to adjust the lumbar support. with heater and memory, Heated mirrors, shortcut keys on the steering wheel, rear view camera, cruise control, leather steering wheel Air conditioning, rear passenger ventilation channel 8-inch multimedia screen, electric steering wheel, sunroof, park distance control Cabin lighting, parking assistant, emergency brake Lane departure warning, keyless entry and start, 8 speakers, rain sensor
2018 Golf GTI safety features
Pre-collision safety system, driver and passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags, Stability control, traction control, four-wheel ABS, disc brakes and cooling front brakes, emergency brake Tire pressure monitoring, light and dusk sensor
Golf GTI driving experience
The exterior is completely sporty and specially designed. It looks like a relatively small but nimble car. The front view is extremely angry and brutally designed so that the car wants to eat the road. Headlights and fog lights with Excellent lighting is displayed and the word GTi is hacked on the grille.
The rear and front tires are both 18 inches, so it has given the car a great coordination and regular combination. in view From the side, you can see the same beautiful order between the wheels and the body until we reach the rear view of the car, which is designed as beautifully as possible. The thing that stands out the most is the rear fin, which is placed above the car window, and so on These are attractive lights that every car owner dreams of having. But now we go inside the cabin. When the car door opens, you will face a luxurious and compact cabin It makes you feel good. Especially the lighting inside the cabin gives a very pleasant feeling. It is unique in terms of ergonomics and arrangement. The driver has mastered almost all available keys.
In front of the driver's eyes, a very attractive km and amp screen It is placed with a beautiful design. On the D-shaped full leather steering wheel, there is also an attractive display of engine speed, which when Gasping and revving the engine, the circles light up from green to red. To be fair, the car's cabin is more attractive than its exterior. When you get behind the wheel of this car, you get the feeling of being a pilot, and that's really it. Because when you You put the gear mode on D and start to accelerate. It only takes a few seconds to reach a stunning speed of 200 km/h. The acceleration that the tuning has given to this small car is as if you were in the Tour de France or Dakar Rally. You say to yourself how to control the car with this amazing speed? Simply drink water! This car has 4-disc ABS with cooling front brakes, as well as excellent handling and a unique suspension system. All car manufacturers in the world have the first word. That is why the Golf GTI has been introduced as a soft family car every year It is included in the list of the best in the world. In addition to the fact that you can easily turn corners, the electric steering wheel also helps you Be the best at winding.
But despite all these positive features, it has had some negative points from consumers. For example, the gearbox does not shift smoothly at low speeds. Or, for example, some of its competitors Like Renault Megane, the price is lower but it has more features However, the Golf GTi has always been and will always be the best.
Photographer: Farid Abedi
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