The Volkswagen Golf GTI just picked up another Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award. The classic hatchback just earned the designation of Hatchback of the Year from the famous publication, beating out a wide field of competitors.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, available in S, SE, and Autobahn editions, was awarded for its top quality, performance, styling, and industry-leading six year 72,000-mile transferrable bumper to bumper warranty.

The new GTI comes equipped with a potent 2.0-liter turbo I4 engine with 228 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. The GTI's manual transmission offers you a thrilling experience out on the road, while an available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic offers you a smooth and sporty experience.

You can see the new 2019 Golf GTI in the May issue of Popular Mechanics, or better yet, see it in person at your Houston Volkswagen dealer.