Car shoppers considering a hot hatchback are searching for a car that checks off all the boxes of the small car class, including drivability and fuel economy, while also offering an added element of performance. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Sayville NY is able to excel in all of these categories, delivering turbocharged engine power and an impressive collection of comfort, safety and technology features.
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI models will be available starting in the Fall of 2017. When the car arrives, it will signal the next step in Volkswagen’s continued dominance of the hot hatchback glass. With models like the Golf GTI and its sibling, the Golf R, Volkswagen has illustrated a commitment to providing safe and comfortable cars that will add some fun back into the daily commute.
The 2018 Golf GTI is powered by Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This turbo engine produces 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The car can be equipped with either a six-speed automatic transmission, or a six-speed manual.
The Golf GTI can be equipped with several safety systems and features. These include: Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist and a rearview camera.
The hatchback body design helps the Golf GTI deliver impressive versatility for a performance car. The Golf GTI offers turbocharged fun combined with competitive fuel economy and practical storage space.
Volkswagen will be offering the 2018 Golf GTI in three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. Each trim offers a different collection of features.
Golf GTI S: LED taillights, LED Daytime Running Lights, 6.5-inch Composition Color infotainment display, automatic headlights, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a rearview camera, leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel, ambient and footwell lighting with LED reading lights, LED fog lights and Car-Net App-Connect.
Golf GTI SE: Full LED headlights, performance brakes, electronically controlled, torque sensing, limited-slip VAQ differential, 8-inch Composition Media display, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, leather seats, keyless entry, voice control, SiriusXM satellite radio and Car-Net Security & Service.
Golf GTI Autobahn: 8-inch Discover Media navigation system, DCC suspension control, 12-way power driver’s seat, Climatronic automatic climate control, Fender Premium Audio System, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Park Distance Control and Light Assist.