Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The updated Golf GTI lists for $45,490 (which is a $500 price jump over the previous GTI). I’m guessing you now want to know what’s new on the updated version of the Golf GTI? First the 12.3-inch 'Active Driving Display' (that’s the digital instrument cluster) now comes standard and it not only looks amazing but it’s clear, full of information… and did I say that it looks amazing?
Next, the 'Driver Assistance Package' (that includes the advanced safety tech) is also now standard. I’ll take you though what’s included in the Safety section below.
Then there’s the rest of the standard features such as the 8.0-inch touchscreen with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, CD player, there’s auto parking, proximity key, push button start, 18-inch alloys, eight-speaker stereo system, dual-zone climate control, Clark tartan cloth upholstery, LED headlights, adaptive chassis control, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera and rain sensing wipers.
Our test car had the optional leather seats, which you can see in the images, it also had the optional 9.2-inch touchscreen with gesture control and the Dynaudio sound system (you can see the speakers in the A-pillars).
Is it good value? Yes. Rivals such as the Honda Civic Type R is $50,990, the Peugeot 308 GTI matches it with $45,990, while the Hyundai i30N costs up to $42,990.
The price increase on the Golf GTI is only $500 and you’re getting more features – plus you’re getting more grunt and other new go-fast bits. Want to know more? Read on.