The Volkswagen Golf has been one of Canada's most beloved hatchbacks for over a decade. This year, the beloved namesake is entering its eighth generation with the all-new Golf GTI.
The Golf GTI has a wide range of new and desirable features that its predecessors did not offer. With a new eye-catching exterior design, a well-equipped interior, and a powerful engine under the hood, the Golf GFI is one of the most impressive Golf models that has ever been created. Here is a look at some of the exciting features that you can find on the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Interior and Exterior Design
The Golf GTI has a stylish and aerodynamic design. The body features sleek and sculpted lines that elegantly flow from the hood of the car to the rear bumper. This design is not only stylish, but when combined with the optimized side mirrors and the roof-mounted spoiler, the car is able to effortlessly glide down the road with little wind resistance. The Golf GTI also comes standard with LED headlights and LED fog lights. 17-inch wheels come standard, but 18-inch and 19-inch wheels are available. The ambient exterior lighting and dual chrome exhaust help to round out the Golf GTI's athletic and stunning appearance.
On the inside, the GTI has a refined and stylish interior. The new racing-style front seats are ergonomically designed to provide the maximum amount of comfort to you and your passenger. The seats are wrapped in a soft cloth fabric and feature a fun new plaid design. The interior also features customizable ambient lighting that allows you to easily add your own style to the cabin.
The Golf GTI comes standard with the innovative Digital Cockpit Pro, which features an extra-large 10.25-inch touchscreen display that comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The radio is controlled by either using the touchscreen or utilizing the controls that are mounted onto the sports steering wheel. There is also a standard 10.3-inch digital instrument that comes with an available heads-up display. If you are looking to enhance your musical experience, the Golf GTI also offers an available Harman Kardon audio system that comes with a centre speaker, a powerful subwoofer, 8 speakers, and a 12-channel amplifier.
The Golf GTI also comes with an innovative app that allows you to interact with your vehicle and access certain features from the palm of your hand. With Car-Net, users can:
- Lock and unlock your vehicle from your phone
- Use your phone to press the "Panic Button" which makes the headlights flash and the horn honk.
- Locate your vehicle in a large parking lot
- Get Vehicle Location Assistance if your car is stolen
- Automatically contact emergency services if you have a collision.
You can also use the Car-Net features to set boundaries for your teenage driver. When your teenager goes over the speed limit, breaks curfew, or drives further than they are allowed to, you can get immediate alerts sent to your phone.
The Golf GTI comes standard with a variety of safety features, which include a tire pressure monitor system, automatic headlights, hill assist, side assist with rear-traffic alert, and electronic stability control.
In addition to the wide range of standard safety features, the Golf GTI also offers the innovative IQ Drive system. This system adds a suite of driver-assist technologies to the vehicle to make your driving experience safer and more convenient. The features that come with the IQ Drive system include:
- Park Assist
- Side Assist
- Lane Assist
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front and Rear Park Distance Control
- Dynamic Road Sign Display
Power and Performance
Under the hood of the all-new Golf GTI is a powerful and efficient 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can deliver 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission is available. With this powerful engine, the vehicle is able to go from 0 to 100 in just 6.2 seconds.
There is also a standard Vehicle Dynamic Manager that coordinates the electronic stability control and other functions to give the vehicle unparalleled agility and speed. Another factor that adds to the agility of the vehicle is its unique steering design. Instead of using a fixed gear ratio in the steering column, the Golf GTI utilizes a variable steering rack and pinion gearing system that allows you to make sharper turns with ease.
Check Out the All-New 2022 Volkswagen Golf Today
The new 2022 Golf GTI will revolutionize the way that you have viewed this iconic vehicle in the past. It has been completely redesigned to feature a faster and more exhilarating driving experience. There are also several innovative features that can be added to the vehicle to help give it a more customized appearance. If you have any questions about this stunning vehicle, please feel free contact us today.