Volkswagen Golf GTI – Sporty and Sophisticated Iconic Hatchback 

March 21st, 2022 by

The Volkswagen Golf GTI brings in a new generation of this classic Volkswagen hatchback that packs in more performance and technology encased in a sporty look. The Golf GTI is undeniably fun to drive, lighter, and quicker than ever.  The GTI strikes a perfect balance between sportiness and practicality and is perfect who love the feel of a fast car for an everyday drive.  


The Golf GTI is faster than ever in this 8th generation of the classic. Under the hood, there is up to 241 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and 273 pound-feet of torque. Its predecessor was powered by 13 less horsepower. You can choose the 6-speed automatic where power is driven through the front-wheel drive or the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. You can reach speeds of 60 mph in 5.9 seconds allowing for a quick upshot in speed. 

With the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you can select your perfect drive mode in either Comfort, Eco, or Sport, where you can choose between comfort or performance depending on your mood. Enjoy sharper responsiveness, allowing you to respond at higher speeds no matter the road conditions quickly. The engine is one of the most advanced engines to date, with rapid torque delivered across a wide range of RPMs 

Interior Comfort and Design 

In this new generation of GTI, you can enjoy a more modern touch with some traditional throwbacks. The dash features two large displays for navigation and infotainment. The Digital Cockpit Pro supports the iconic honeycomb design with the GTI logo and stylish Digital Sport Layout Gauges that create the feel of being in a high-performance vehicle.  

The interior features the classic VW plaid fabric with red accents, or you can opt for more luxury leather. The interior is roomy for above-average-sized adults in the rear and the front, and the cargo space is roomy with 34.5 cubic feet of space total with the rear seats folded.  

Safety Features 

Volkswagen continues to be a leader in the safety industry when it comes to the thoughtful design and technology-focused safety features in every model. From IQ Drive, which includes driver-assist technologies, blind-spot monitoring, lane and front assist, and adaptive cruise control.  

Intelligent crash response systems keep you safest in the event of an accident. The Intelligent Crash Response System will deploy your airbags, turn off the fuel pump, activate hazards, and unlock all doors. The Automatic Post-Collison Braking System helps your vehicle come to a complete stop in a collision to help prevent additional crashes. 


Overall, the speed, practicality, and technology in the Volkswagen Golf GTI are impressive. The Golf GTI offers a sophisticated ride with an exhilarating performance for the everyday driver with a roomy interior and sporty hatchback design.  

Do you think the Volkswagen Golf GTI is the car for you? Contact City Volkswagen of Evanston to schedule a test drive.