When you think GTI you instantly think of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. A car that started the hot hatch era and brought many a smile to the enthusiast. The mk1 Golf made its debut at the 1975 Frankfurt Motor Show, unsure it was a viable market for this so-called fast hatch back. The GTI became something of an icon as it made its mark as a staple part of the Golf line-up, accounting up to 10 per cent of sales.
It is in its seventh generation, the Volkswagen Golf remains a firm fixture in the list of the UK’s best-selling cars, and accounts for one-third of VWs sold in this country. For that you can thank the combination of understated looks and an upmarket image, along with efficient engines and strong resale values. Here we have a sporty 2014 MK7 Golf R in a special colour, Oryx White Metallic. Reflective flecks in pearl white paint makes the whole car look bright even in low-light situations.
Most of the German car manufacturers have a clever way of designing fast performing cars without them really giving the game away. Somewhat conservative looks, but all the excitement is in the driving experience and the performance. Apart from the slightly wider stance and quad exhaust tips at the rear, nothing gives Golf R look away.
Volkswagen has always been renowned for its built quality and its specification were needed. Having four-wheel drive, brimming with kit and being both styled with restraint and knowingly expensive, the R is once again intended for grown-ups. But what you see here is a car that has all the options ticked, even the lovely 19” optional Pretoria alloy wheels in dark anthracite with low profile tyres. *Discover Navigation/ DAB Digital Radio *Front Sport Cloth Seats *Leather Multifunction Steering wheel with Leather Gearknob *Rear View Camera *Sunroof *19” Pretoria Alloys
Under the bonnet powering this R variant is a 2.0 TSI (Turbo Charged unit) 280PS petrol powertrain paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission (was a £1,415 Option) and 4MOTION four-wheel drive. Given the car’s current identity, it’s worth mentioning that the left-hand-drive-only Mk2 Rallye edition, with a supercharged 1.8 and four-wheel drive, also makes an appropriate forerunner.
As we know a VW Golf is always spacious, quiet, safe, and ergonomically smart. Finished in Alcantara and leather, which grip and support a driver without the long-term discomfort of something racier.
Volkswagen Golf seats have always been a comfortable driving position. All of the switchgear, in typical Golf fashion, is easy to indentify and use. This car has covered 40k miles so far and it has to be said the driver’s seat is showing hardly any signs of wear.
A heavily sculpted steering wheel, aluminium-finished pedals and some gloss plastic trim are the highlights.
Rear space is still good, allowing you to get three people in the back easily, but evidently hardly used as present owner wanted the sportier 3 door version for himself and the wife.
Remember why these cars are called “hot hatches”? that’s because they are able to carry 4 people and a boot load with ease. This car has been used for family trips to Europe and quite clearly there has never been an issue with how much space the car has to offer, this car would be a great step up from someone wanting something fast and enjoyable or maybe you’re an enthusiast with a growing family, If so, this is a car you should consider. Car currently has outstanding PCP finance and will be cleared on point of sale and buyer will have written/email confirmation before leaving. The car is also fitted with a GPS tracker system and the private reg will be removed before sale.