I've been a VW girl my entire life, in fact.
I learned to drive a stick-shift with my dad in a 1980's white Rabbit.
My most beloved car was a red four-door VW Golf.
The next cars I owned were a Jetta, a Passat, and another Jetta.
My husband has driven a Golf GTI, Jetta, and now, a Passat.
We are most definitely a VW family.
My next car will be a Golf again, because I can't stop thinking about the new 2015 VW Golf GTI. I'm craving a new Golf in a big way.
I spent the weekend in Toronto, thanks to Volkswagen Canada, exploring the Canadian International Auto Show, and getting a sneak-peek media tour of the new line-up of Volkswagen cars, all of them beautifully designed.
The beauty of any Volkswagen car—whether you're looking at a Golf, Eos, Jetta, CC, Passat, Touareg, or Tiguan—is that they all have so many awesome features and amazing safety standards, like standard airbags. (Every 2014 VW comes standard with front and side airbags for front seat passengers, as well as Side Curtain Protection airbags which deploy in severe side impacts to help reduce head injuries for front and rear seat occupants.) Attention to detail, especially when it comes to safety, is most important to me. I like knowing the car I'm driving is safe for my children.
While all the VW cars at the CIAS were quite impressive, the one that caught me eye (and heart!) was the all-new 2015 Golf GTI.
The new VW Golf is the seventh generation, with all new-design. This classic hatchback is better than ever. The Golf made it's first appearance in 1974, even before I was born, and it's still going strong.
The new Golf GTI is lighter, faster, and more powerful than before. The 2015 Golf GTI also comes loaded with all of the latest VW technology like a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetouth and SiriusXM satellite radio. All of this is standard.
Here are some other great features this car has:
- 2.0 TSI 210 HP Engine
- Direct steering
- Optional 18" Austin Alloy wheels
- Front LED fog lights
Talking about the VW cars I love is one thing, but driving around in one is something else. If you haven't had a chance to test out of the new cars yet, you should, as soon as you can. I promise you'll be very impressed.
I can't imagine driving anything but a VW, for life. Thank you, Volkswagen!
Disclaimer: Volkswagen Canada took care of my transportation (thank you, Porter Airlines!) and accommodation (thank you, Hilton Toronto!) during my stay in Toronto for the Canadian International Auto Show.