VW Golf GTI Performance Pack – Less Can Be More In Car Design


After yesterday’s minor whinge about the seat cloth in the GTI you might expect a rant about the rest of the interior. Not a bit of it – the Golf is a benchmark.

I’m sat in the driver’s seat right now. There is something oddly retro about the dashboard design and layout but quite simply, it works. You will find other hot hatchbacks with more buttons and dials but sometimes in car design, less is more.

Top feature is the large screen infotainment unit that dominates the centre console. It’s so simple to use you are unlikely to read a handbook again. As your finger moves towards the screen, a sensor detects the motion and brightens the target area. Brilliant.

Best of all is the driving position. Sit in the Golf driver’s seat and you feel instantly at home. All you need is a TV remote control and your favourite tipple…

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