The Golf SV isn’t quite a hatchback, and it isn’t quite an MPV: it feels like it doesn’t really know what it is. Overall, it’s okay, but there are better alternatives for less cash.
If you don’t already know that the Volkswagen Golf is a high-class family hatchback, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past few decades. It also happens to be one of the best cars of its type.
Volkswagen has built a record breaking, 306bhp limited edition of the Golf GTI, to mark the 40th birthday of its iconic hot hatch, and we leapt at the chance to drive it on track.
There’s no shortage of 300 horsepower hot hatches these days, so where does the Volkswagen Golf R rank among them? Pretty darn highly, as it happens.