Top 10 Most Researched New Cars of 2012 on

Top 10 Most Researched New Cars of 2012 on

9. 2012 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen has new competition in the hot hatch market this year thanks to the Ford Focus ST, but tat doesn’t seem to have done much to its cult following.

Now in its sixth generation, Volkswagen brought a near-production concept of the seventh-generation version to the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. The transition will make the car lighter and more fuel efficient by migrating to VW’s MQB modular architecture.

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Unfortunately, North American customers will be left to languish with the sixth-generation model a little while longer while Europe enjoys the new car, but that doesn’t seem to have dampened spirits too much given how frequently people researched the car through the year.