The alloy rim on the Kia Picanto is about 13 to 14 inch as compared to the 17 inch alloys on the Golf GTI. The design of the “Denver” rim has a hint of aggressiveness due to the axe-like profile of its thick spokes. The design must be so popular that VW decided to retain its basic shape for the 18 inch “Detroit” rims mounted on the Mark VI Golf GTI. From a maintenance point of view, the design makes good sense too. It is easy to clean as compared to those multiple spokes type – the tiny gaps between the spokes are hard to reach and they accumulate dirt. For a car owner without a maid like myself, the “Denver” design certainly makes good sense.
There is a saying that imitation is the best form of flattery. This statement is making a lot of sense here.
17inch "Denver" rims on a MK V Golf GTI
18inch "Detroit" rims on a MK VI Golf GTI