Athletic, feisty, distinctive. For over four decades the Golf GTI has been an icon; the car that other cars have aspired to be. The beating heart of the Golf range is the Golf GTI, a car with little to prove, but much to offer.
The sports running gear of the Golf GTI is included as standard and offers even more driving fun with excellent handling, making a sporty driving style particularly comfortable. To allow you to experience pure driving pleasure, the body of the Golf GTI has been dropped by 15 millimetres with shock absorbers and stabilisers.
You will feel the result: handling is noticeably improved, for example on curves, and you get an especially direct driving feel, particularly if you have a sporty driving style. This allows you to get the most out of the power the car offers and still stay in control.
Whether reversing out of a busy parking lot or trying to squeeze into a tricky spot, an extra set of eyes are always handy. The Rear View Camera installed at the back of the car, displays a live picture on your screen that shows what’s behind you. Coupled with parking sensors, reversing is now safer and easier.
Searching for your keys are now a thing of the past. You can start the engine of your Golf at the press of the starter button, while leaving your keys in your bag. Proximity sensors detect your key within 1.5 metres of the car, meaning it can automatically unlock as you pull the door handle. Keyless entry and start (KESSY).
One of the new additions is the eye-catching Active Info Display which is standard on the Golf GTI.
Taking place of traditional instrumentation behind the steering wheel. This high-definition digital display uses a 12.3” screen with configurable views. Choose your view from navigation, infotainment, driver assistance and vehicle performance functions.
Now standard across the Golf range is the 8 inch touchscreen colour display. This glass-covered display is high resolution and intuitively connects you to the infotainment system. The Golf GTI also has the standard Discover Media Navigation system, meaning you will never be lost again.
Access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect on your car’s touchscreen.
You can do this thanks to three innovative technologies: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink® interfaces.
Stay relaxed in busy streets.
The intelligent driver assistance systems in your Golf GTI ensure more driving comfort and can help you deal with critical situations very well or even avoid them*. Even if you only notice this technology on rare occasions, it feels good to know that it is there.
*Safety technologies are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility of the vehicle.
The available Forward Collision Warning system (included in Front Assist) has sensors in the front to help monitor traffic and can alert you to a potential collision. If a collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can help brake the car.
Side Assist provides assistance if you want to change lanes from speeds of 10 km\h upwards. Sensors in the rear of the vehicle monitor the traffic and should they detect any road users in your blind spot or vehicles approaching quickly from behind, the system will alert you via a warning light within the door mirror housing.
The available Rear Traffic Alert comes in handy when you’re backing up. It has sensors that can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path when in reverse and even brake for you if needed.
The available Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. Lane Assist will then gently counter steer to bring you back into the correct lane*.’ Add on the next line down ‘*The Lane Assist system does not activate at a speed of less than 65km/h and will not work if there are no recognisable lane markings.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) helps maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you. If the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors detect the change and your car follows suit.
The available Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) has sensors that can help you back out of or drive into a parking spot. Audible signals and the optical parking system on the display indicate how much space you have behind and, on some vehicles, in front of the vehicle when parking. If you get too close, an alert sounds as a warning.
The Golf GTI certainly remains one, including in its latest generation – and you will see that modesty is simply not its thing. On the contrary, this model is only too happy to show us what it’s got.
The front, with its even slimmer headlights, the typical honeycomb structure of the radiator grille and the gleaming black air intake vents identify it as a worthy successor to the original GTI. Topping this off with the more prominent exhaust pipes.
The light design in the new Golf GTI has nothing to hide, and you can choose from several attractive versions. Whichever one you choose: the lights will certainly help you see clearly.
Standard are the halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, or upgrade to the full LED headlights to help keep a better view of the road.
*Image shows international specification.
Nothing shapes the side design of a sports car more than the wheels. The standard 18” Milton Keynes alloys wheels impressively underline the sporty nature of the Golf GTI. They also allow for an unobstructed view of the striking red brake callipers.
A new era of Volkswagen luxury is here. With cutting-edge technology and state-of the-art driving assistance systems, the Arteon truly is a car like no other.
International Photo. NZ specification may differ.
The new Golf R is more powerful than ever and shows how quickly technology is developing: at 228 kW (310 HP) and 400 Nm of torque with the DSG dual clutch transmission.
International Photo. NZ specification may differ.
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