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Volkswagen is Planning a Performance EV for the Future

January 22, 2017 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , , , , ,

When most people think of electric cars, they imagine that they will be sluggish, underpowered and pretty dull to drive around. There are a handful of vehicles out on the market today that prove that doesn’t have to be the case. Take the Tesla Roadster for instance. The car’s lightning quick and clearly an exciting sports car. Sure it’s not a realistic daily driver and it’s not the type of vehicle that most people can afford, but it’s clearly not boring either. Volkswagen’s potential upcoming I.D. GTI electric vehicle is another example of a full electric vehicle that isn’t going to be boring either. It’s still onlyvolkswagen idbeing considered as an option though, and might not make it to production at all.

 

Based on the ID Concept

Volkswagen recently showcased a very modern looking full-electric concept vehicle known as the I.D. It was modern looking with a very cool finish, and boasted decent driving specs. For comparison sake, the Volkswagen GTI can make it from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds. The I.D. does the same task in less than 8 seconds. That’s not quite the same, and the car will have to become faster in order to be comparable to the GTI, but it’s not a huge difference to overcome.

Styling and Power Changes

Before releasing the full-electric I.D. GTI model, it’s likely that Volkswagen will figure out a way to speed the vehicle up, while also changing the styling of the car. Volkswagen will want to make it look more like a performance vehicle, and give it that performance feel as well. Those are steps that will take some added time and planning, but steps that Volkswagen seems pretty confident about.

A Future Option

An electric I.D. GTI model is an exciting prospect, but it’s not something that you’ll see right away. The vehicle will take time to come out, and it’s likely a few years out from now. It’s likely that Volkswagen will release the next GTI and then come out with a full electric version as a subsequent release. The I.D. concept is expected to take another year or two before being transformed into a production vehicle.

Performance EVs are on the way though, and when they’re released they’ll be an exciting option that isn’t available to the everyday consumer yet.

Unlock Affordable Power with the 2017 Golf GTI Sport

June 22, 2016 lacarguy Volkswagen Tags: , , ,

Most people think of the Volkswagen GTI as a single vehicle, but it’s really a whole collection of cars that are related. There are two and four door models, there are high performance and basic drivers. What you get out of your GTI really depends on what you’re looking for, but if you’re after performance, the Sport Trim is the way to go. It offers an excellent balance between performance and cost, and that’s something that can appeal to many.

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What is the Sport Trim?

The Golf GTI Sport Trim is a package that sits between the SE and Autobahn trim levels. It’s a mid-level pack that offers a lot of value for a pretty reasonable price, and it’s the most affordable way to unlock the true performance potential of your GTI. It comes with additional features on top of added performance, but driving enthusiasts are going to care about the added power and handling improvements more than anything else.

Gain Access to the Performance Package

The Sport Trim is the least expensive trim level that provides you with access to the Golf Performance Package. This package gives you access to the 230 HP engine, a set of Golf R brakes, a limited slip differential and torque sensing technology. All those features come together to make a really nice and powerful little car, that’s ideal for performance enthusiasts.

The Added Extras

When you opt for the Sport Trim level you get some other extras as well that aren’t related to performance. You’ll enjoy a set of 18-inch Nogaro wheels, keyless ignition and entry, BiXenon headlamps, LED daytime lights and a set of black mirror caps. That’s a lot of extras for the small upgrade cost that you’ll pay for the Sport Trim, making it a really nice package to consider overall.

One of the most appealing aspects of the Golf GTI line is that you can get just what you want out of it. Pick up a four-door model if you want added space, get the R for the highest in performance, and consider the GTI Sport if you’re after the best balance between price and performance available from the Golf. There are options for everyone, you just have to pick out the one that makes the most sense for you. For some that could be the GTI Sport.