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Volkswagen Golf GTI/R

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Golf GTI/R


On the inside

Layout, finish and space

The tartan seat trim, golf ball gearlever and flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel all invoke memories of the original GTI. The rest of its cabin is best-in-class, with touchscreen multimedia, ambient lighting, and the sort of high quality, purposeful atmosphere many rivals can only dream about. Instead of the tartan, R buyers get Audi-like flourishes: lovely.

Practicality matters to Golf GTI and R buyers too. Neither lets them down. Fitting a family of five inside is entirely viable. 

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