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Volkswagen has introduced the new 2013 GTI, and it is not only powerful but it is also completely designed round the driving aficionado.

The 2.0 TSI engine is a substantial engine that delivers a broad range of power, while maintaining a flat torque curve. The GTI also comes with an electromechanical steering system that has contributed to Volkswagens reputation for sporty, yet dynamic, steering. Electromechanical steering is more consistent and Eco-conscious compared to conventional steering systems, because it doesn’t produce waste or require fluids to be replaced.

The General Manager of Chapman Volkswagen Tucson, Neb Yonas agrees saying, “The GTI allows even the most novice drivers to get an excellent driving experience, with predictable cornering, precise steering and sport-performance suspension.”

The exterior of the 2013 VW GTI keeps its original hot hatchback design. It is compact yet sporty, and when the rear seats are folded down, spacious. The instantly recognizable VW logo isn’t just the badge on the back of the GTI, but also the handle to open the back hatch. This is a new integration Volkswagen has introduced. The Volkswagen GTI will also have key-less access and a push-to-start ignition system that comes standard. There is also the available Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). These special headlights can turn up to 15 degrees around corners, so you can get a better view of what is in your path. The bulbs are Bi-Xenon light, which is brighter than both halogen and regular filament bulbs. Bi-Xenon light is so effective the same bulb can be used for both low and high beams.  Finally the GTI will sit on performance based 18-inch Detroit alloy wheels. They add to the design and functionality since they are made of high performance rubber and are light and strong. The wheels also allow the bright red brake calipers to be seen, ensuring a more sport look.

A look at the interior of the 2013 VW GTI reveals a polished look with must have state of the art features. The front seats are heated with three levels of warmth to choose from. The eight way adjustable front seats with lumbar support also have extra cushioning around the corners. There are available top sport seats that feature leather surfaces and an embossed GTI logo on the headrest. Even the pedals of the GTI were built with the driving enthusiast in mind. The sport pedals feature sleek metal alloy with rubber grips that ensure proper positioning of the feet.

The steering wheel is now mulch-functional and comes with integrated controls for easy access to the entertainment system and the Bluetooth connection system. The Bluetooth technology comes integrated in the car and allows consumers to answer the phone wirelessly. Customers can also use voice commands to make calls, access phone book contacts, call into meetings, make reservations at restaurants, and more. This allows drivers to focus on the road and keep their phone safely tucked away while driving. The steering wheel can also control some functions of the available touch screen stereo. There is an in-dash six-disc CD changer, an SD memory card reader, eight speakers, and a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite radio.