New 2017 Golf GTI offers new features and trim option

September 2nd, 2016 by

Differences between the 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

For the 2017 model year, the Volkswagen model lineup is seeing its fair share of changes. Between the all-new Golf Alltrack and the changes made to various model’s trim levels, there’s a lot to look forward to for 2017. Some of the best changes you’ll see for VW is happening to the popular Golf GTI. Here we’ll break down the differences between the 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The biggest change made to the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI is its trim level breakdown. The new model with feature a new trim level, making some of its most sought-after features more accessible to drivers than ever. So even drivers on a budget can get some of the best features and technology the Volkswagen brand has to offer.

[ Read more: 2016 VW Golf GTI specs and features ] 

2017 VW Golf GTI Sport trim features

Probably the most significant change to the GTI is the addition of the new Sport trim level. Previously, the Golf GTI came with a base S trim before proceeding to the SE and Autobahn trim levels. However, for 2017, Volkswagen is adding the Sport trim between the S and SE trim levels, which will feature a standard Performance Package.

Some of the new features you can expect from the GTI Sport include:

  •    18-inch Nogaro aluminum-alloy wheels
  •    Bi-Xenon headlights
  •    LED daytime running lights
  •    Push-button Start
  •    Black Mirror Caps
  •    Standard Performance Package
    • Golf R brakes
    • Electronically-controlled torque sensing limited-slip differential
    • 220 Horsepower from the S’s 210.

It’s also worth noting that this Performance Package will also be available on the SE and Autobahn, making these great features available to a wider variety of drivers. Another important thing to point out is that the S trim will be available as only a 2-door model for 2017.

[ Read more: The VW Golf GTI through the year ]

SE and Autobahn trim levels new features

In addition to their new performance package, the SE and Autobahn trims are also seeing a few changes. For the Autobahn model, new features like the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking will be available as standard features. The available Driver Assistance Package delivers additional safety features like Park Assist, Lane Departure Warnings and Light Assist.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI when it arrives on our lot, contact us here at Speedcraft Volkswagen. We’ll be sure to contact you as soon as it arrives on our lot. Until then, be sure to follow our blog for more updates and details on the new 2017 Volkswagen models.


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