Three things to know about the 2019 Volkswagen GTI
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the most recognizable icons of performance in the world. This is no accident. Here are three things you need to know about the Volkswagen GTI:
- It is the original hot-hatch.
No matter how many other compact performance cars have come since the GTI hit the road in 1976, no other has stood the test of time or managed to dethrone the original.
With more than 40 years of experience, Volkswagen has honed the GTI into one of the most well-rounded and pleasing cars on the road today.
- It is one of the most rewarding cars to drive on a daily basis
Not only is the GTI quick and fun but it’s impressively efficient. Many don’t realize that although the VW GTI is a sporty car, it’s actually quite easy at the pumps. Unlike some of its competitors, the turbocharged 228-horsepower 4-cylinder engine is not a glutton. And this is not to say that the GTI is not quick! With 258 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, it has loads of get-up and go!
The Volkswagen GTI is also incredibly civil. This is another marker that sets it apart from the competition. This car is just as capable tackling the daily-grind to and fro the office as it is stretching its legs at a weekend track event.
- The GTI was designed to fit your life
The original concept for the Volkswagen GTI was based on the Golf. Because of this, the GTI is just as versatile and user-friendly as the neighbour’s Golf. The cabin is comfortable, spacious and perfectly suited for family and friend duties. The boot is generous enough for a camping or shopping trips. The only difference with the VW GTI is that you’ll get to where you need to go that much faster, and with a bigger smile on your face.
As well, the VW GTI is surprisingly affordable. It is then possible to have your cake and eat it too. With a starting price of just over $30,000, the GTI comes with all the performance and is equipped with all of today’s highly sought after technologies including an 8-inch touchscreen display and app-connect.
Configure your payment
Still on the web configurator, you can even configure your payment and compare the cost between leasing and financing, for example. All this without even having to leave your home!