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GTI Named Among Car & Driver’s 10 Best Cars for 2007

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the GTI has been named one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best cars in its 25th annual competition. This is the fourth time the GTI has earned this distinction.

The GTI is fun to drive, with its high-tech, 200 horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine that produces 207 ft.-lbs. of torque, fully independent sports-tuned suspension, aggressive exterior styling, and a practical interior that equally mixes functionality, flair and a driver-first focus and layout. For the first time in the U.S., a four-door hatchback body style is available in addition to the traditional GTI Coupe.

The 2007 GTI is a solid and aggressive sports model with an available automated manual DSGTM transmission that utilizes direct shifting which essentially automatically depresses clutch-shift points more efficiently and quicker than even a professional driver can. For those driving enthusiasts who want the unique control of a clutch, the GTI comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Top speed is electronically governed at 130 miles per hour in the U.S.

Car and Driver selects its 10Best cars after a weeklong, staff-wide assessment of all of the year’s newest and best cars. The GTI was among 58 vehicles considered for the honor.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.

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