Embodying a classic formula of refinement, style, power and playful performance, the Volkswagen Golf GTI defined the term "hot hatch." The Golf GTI has achieved much success since its U.S. debut in 1983, with more than a dozen awards since its 2015 redesign, including the 2015 North American Car of the Year, along with the Golf. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Orange County CA sees a number of changes for the new model-year, including a new Sport trim and revamped driver assistance packages. Get behind the wheel of the latest iteration of the original "hot hatch" by scheduling a test drive for the high-performance 2017 Golf GTI at Capistrano Volkswagen!
The 2017 Golf GTI delivers the performance goods with its high-tech EA888 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injection engine, putting out an impressive 210 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With the available Performance Package, the EA888 produces an extra 10 horsepower for a total of 220. The engine is also extremely compact, illustrated by the way in which the exhaust headers have been integrated directly into the cylinder head. This not only improves the system coolant operation, but it also allows greater thermal management of the exhaust stream. This, along with a turbocharger that can withstand extremely high exhaust temperatures, means the forced-induction system doesn’t require complex fuel enrichments under high load, helping improve both efficiency and longevity.
|Fender Premium Audio System (SE)||2.0-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 engine||Automatic Post-Collision Braking System|
|MIB II Infotainment System||210 horsepower/258 lb-ft of torque||Intelligent Crash Response System|
|93.5 cu-ft of interior room||34 hwy mpg (manual transmission)/33 hwy mpg (automatic transmission)||Electronic Stability Control|
|52.7 cu-ft cargo capacity||XDS+ Cross Differential System||Forward Collision Warning (S, SE and Autobahn)|
The 2017 Golf GTI features a large cabin with an emphasis on comfort, while many of the driver controls are positioned for optimum ergonomics and usability. The seat position, height of the shifter and the spacing between the pedals are fine-tuned for driver comfort. This driver-centric design focus is evident from the center stack, which is now angled towards the driver — a trait frequently seen in premium luxury or performance vehicles. Helping keep you connected and entertained on your journeys is the Golf GTI's MIB II touchscreen infotainment system. It not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today. Features available through Car-Net are divided into three key areas — “App-Connect,” “Security & Service” and “Guide & Inform.”
The 2017 Golf GTI offers a wide array of both passive and active safety systems. This includes Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which applies the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, thus helping reduce residual kinetic energy and, in turn, the chance of additional damage. The Golf GTI also comes standard with Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System that shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collisions. If you’d like to get behind the wheel of the well-equipped and high-performance 2017 Golf GTI, then be sure to get in touch with us at Capistrano Volkswagen!