The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI will come with more standard equipment, new options, and a starting price of $24,395.
This entry-level 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the S trim package in a 2-door configuration with a 6-speed manual transmission is just $195 more than its predecessor. It manages this with the addition of plenty of new features that come standard on the vehicle.
It has a turbocharged and direct-injected engine with 210 horsepower, a 10 horsepower increase, and 258 lb-ft of torque which is a 51 lb-ft increase. There’s also a touchscreen radio, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, and LED foglights.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI will also be offered in SE and Autobahn trim levels. The SE trim starts at $27,395 for a two-door with manual transmission. This adds features that include power tilt and slide sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, and a Fender premium audio system.
The Autobahn trim is only available as a 4-door and starts at $29,595 with a manual transmission. Additional equipment includes a 12-way power driver’s seat, navigation, and automatic air conditioning. All trims can be upgraded to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic for $1,100.
A Performance Package will be offered later in the year with larger brakes, a torque-sensing electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, and an additional 10 horsepower for $1,495. Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive damping system will also be available on the SE and Autobahn models with the Performance Package.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI has grown 2.2 inches longer and .5 inches wider while getting 1.1 inches lower. This improves aerodynamics and interior space with .6 inches more rear-seat legroom and 1.2 inches more rear-set shoulder room. Even the trunk is larger by 10 percent.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI will go on sale this June.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.