Volkswagen Golf TSI: The perfect hatchback to go the distance
If you value functionality over extravagance when it comes to cars, the Volkswagen Golf TSI should already be on your radar. After all, the Golf model has held a long-standing stature as a beloved icon from the German automaker. We can certainly see why.
There's something effortless and unpretentious about the Golf TSI — whether it be its iconic pocket build that makes it easy to zip between lanes or how long it actually takes for your next petrol station visit (read: fuel efficiency at its best).
Last year, the Golf series unveiled a highly anticipated facelift — zooming in on a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine for the TSI. Replacing the now-defunct 1.2 litre engine used to power the car before, this current engine bags a smaller capacity while enhancing fuel efficiency. It also prides itself on producing better acceleration with a powerful force — this zippy car hits 100km/h in the span of 9.9 seconds. As the car comes to a full stop at a red light, you'll also experience its stop-start feature and a regenerative braking mode that puts the steering wheel on lockdown, before eventually resuscitating it with a gentle step on the accelerator.
Body wise, new front and rear bumpers have been added, as well as LED daytime running lights — so you won't ever have to worry about fiddling around with your headlights come day or night. Inside, its all-new infotainment system sports a 9.2 inch touchscreen, and modern-day mandatory Bluetooth pairing. How else can we blast our tunes from Spotify?
Strip the superfluous attributes off a luxury coupé, and what you essentially have is a sturdy Golf TSI. For the Brady Bunch, it's an instant keeper.