Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview

Recently the Volkswagen Golf got a reboot, and now the model is known as the Golf GTI. It was a reboot that proved to be successful given that Autotrader named the Volkswagen Golf GTI the Best New Car of 2022. It’s certainly a favorite among drivers that prefer a manual over an automatic. 

Keep reading to find out why people enjoy driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI in Austin.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Model Essentials

If you don’t mind the compact design, the Volkswagen Golf GTI could be the perfect hatchback. It’s based on one of the original hot hatches so it’s got a great foundation. The difference is the Golf GTI is sportier than ever. 

There’s lots of appeal for someone who wants a fun daily driver with enough space for five people. The Golf GTI is simultaneously practical yet feels like a sporty go-kart at times when you’re behind the wheel.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance 

If you’re basing it just on the engine description (2.0L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI®) the Volkswagen Golf GTI has a lot to offer in the way of performance.

While some have noted that the interior is less than impressive on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, that’s probably because focus was put on what’s under the hood. Experts and owners alike agree that the Golf GTI handles extremely well with the brake system and the tight steering being the two highlights. 

The latest Volkswagen Golf GTI model features the following performance specs: 

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo 
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Up to 241 horsepower 
  • Up to 273 lb-ft torque 
  • Up to 28 MPG combined
  • Electronic Brake-Pressure Distribution
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Anti-slip regulation
  • Driver select modes
  • Electromechanical progressive power steering system
  • McPherson strut-type sport suspension
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive chassis control 
  • Forward collision warning

Volkswagen Golf GTI Pricing

The Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at just $29,880 MSRP. But if you upgrade it to the Autobahn trim the price goes up by almost $10,000. 

Tech Features in the Volkswagen Golf GTI Model

When Volkswagen revamped the Golf they weren’t about to be conservative on the tech features. Volkswagen has received a lot of praise for making a number of high-tech features standard on the Golf GTI. There are few vehicles in the same price point that offer extras like a wireless charging pad that are usually an upgrade.  

Some of the tech features that you can expect to find in the newest Volkswagen Golf GTI are:  

  • VW digital cockpit pro
  • 8.25” touchscreen display
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Climatronic auto climate control
  • Park distance control
  • Auto going and coming home headlights
  • Front door puddle lighting
  • LED headlights
  • Customizable 30-color ambient lighting
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated front seats
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Rearview camera system
  • 4 USB-C ports
  • Active blind spot monitor
  • Rear traffic alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Front Assist
  • Autonomous braking system
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming

Volkswagen Golf GTI Repair in Austin

Even if you are good to your Volkswagen Golf GTI, you may run into a problem that requires a repair. Some repairs are from driver error or general wear and tear but others can be due to mechanical shortcomings that can strike without warning. 

The Volkswagen Golf GTI repairs you may have to address include:

  • Headlights burning out prematurely
  • Shifting issues at higher mileages 
  • Starting issues after refueling
  • Power window failure

Common Volkswagen Golf GTI Maintenance in Austin

Keeping your Volkswagen Golf GTI in top condition isn’t just a matter of making repairs. Maintenance is even more important since it can help you prevent problems down the road. Regular maintenance for the Volkswagen Golf GTI model includes: 

  • General inspection for safety
  • Changing the oil
  • Changing the oil filter
  • Rotating the tires 
  • Inspecting the brakes
  • Inspecting hoses and belts

When you need Volkswagen Golf GTI service in Austin you can count on the experienced techs at German Auto Center. With over 100 years of combined experience you know you’ll get quality service at a fair price. Call today to schedule a Volkswagen Golf GTI repair, maintenance or performance upgrades.

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