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Additional and a new model further widen the of this blast-to-drive, multi-purpose hatch

•Celebrating 35 years as the top-selling ‘hot hatch’

to two million sales since in 1976

•One of Car and Driver 2011 ‘10 Best’

•An Automobile All-Star in 2011—for the fifth in a row

•GTI Autobahn adds LED Running Lights and unique Serron aluminum wheels

exceptional value wîth MSRP of just $23,695

VA – Thirty-five years after its debut in Europe and 28 years it appeared in America, the Volkswagen GTI sets the gold-standard in ‘hot driving excitement. The award-winning is thrilling enthusiasts today as it was in the 1980s; an exciting, dynamic experience coupled wîth hatchback versatility at an affordable

It’s no doubt the reason why Magazine voted the Volkswagen GTI one of its Stars’ winners for 2011—the year in a row it has received this accolade. It’s also the Car and Driver included the GTI as one of its 2011 Best’ describing it as ‘the car every enthusiast should own at once in his or her lifetime’.

It’s hard to imagine that the original Golf GTI was as a limited series of just cars. Fast forward 35 and five generations of GTI later, to two million have been worldwide.

New for 2012 For 2012, the GTI continues to be offered in bold and four-door body styles, by an advanced 2.0-liter 16-valve and intercooled TSI® four-cylinder

To group together some of the popular stand-alone options one package, Volkswagen is introducing a new of the GTI for 2012—the GTI wîth Convenience and This takes the entry two-door or four—and adds a tilt/slide sunroof, leather-trimmed §teering wheel, and the Premium touchscreen stereo wîth CD changer. The two-door version smooth-shifting six-speed manual has an MSRP of just $25,945. For the version, it’s $26,545.

to the next step-up GTI wîth and Navigation include the addition of new LED daytime running lights, the flagship GTI Autobahn also LED Daytime Running Lights, wîth new 10-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels.


For decades, the GTI has defined the mold for the shape of the sporting hatchback. minimalist lines mixed sharp, intricate detailing a style that always sleek and contemporary. See an early GTI on the today and it still looks and modern.

And the design formula continues the 2012 GTI—a long wîth short overhangs and a track to give that road-hugging look. With sixth-generation GTI, the aggressive end features a striking black grille wîth a simple GTI on the passenger side to reinforce the identity. Distinctive red stripes the grille which flows the dramatic, angled teardrop housings.

Bi-Xenon headlamps an AFS adaptive front lighting are available on the GTI trim lines, the Sunroof and GTI Autobahn. The GTI wîth and Navigation model and the GTI Autobahn as standard, new bright-white LED daytime lights. Defining the GTI’s design is a large, full-width fascia wîth twin air below the bumper, flanked by vertical halogen fog lights.

The streamlined profile continues the rear, wîth a subtle of black side skirts partially along the GTI’s edge. To heighten the GTI’s stance, blistered wheelarches hugely-distinctive, flat-faced 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels shod low-profile, all-season performance For 2012, Volkswagen is differentiating the GTI Autobahn model by fitting new 18-inch Serron alloys.

At the rear, horizontal taillights are into the quarter panels and In addition, smoked red brake are underlined by clear reverse and signal lenses. Blended the bumper are red running lamp along wîth a blacked-out wîth cut-outs for the chrome-tipped, dual-exhaust.

At the top of the rear hatch is a color ‘duckbill’ spoiler houses the third brake A real ‘surprise and delight’ of the is the VW badge which tilts to the rear hatch.


It just a few seconds sitting the GTI’s three-spoke, flat-bottom wheel to sense the exceptional and remarkable craftsmanship that into its cabin. High-quality, plastics are integrated wîth aluminum and chrome highlights. gaps are tightly controlled.

As expect from a sporting the GTI’s front seats are bolstered to help keep and front passenger supported enthusiastic cornering. And they standard wîth eight-way adjustment on the two-door GTI, lumbar support, and height-adjustable restraints. Four-door GTIs power recline on driver and sides. Trademark GTI cues run the cabin: on all models up to the GTI Autobahn, the famous plaid cloth panels in the seats. Bold red that’s also featured on the center armrest, shift boot, and leather-wrapped §teering is a GTI cue, too.

A performance car demands performance and the GTI delivers, wîth its oversized and matching speedometer that has an engine temperature gauge and gauge. Positioned between the analog gauges is a multi-function computer display that the driver wîth key information fuel mileage, odometer, temperature and more.

Another element is the GTI’s race-inspired, metal-finish pedals that rubber inserts for extra And on the left side of the footwall, an all-important over-sized footrest for support and comfort.

Practicality and are also key attributes of the latest Its high-lifting tailgate provides ingress and egress to a load that offers 15.2 feet of space. And wîth the rear seat back 60/40—and featuring a pass-through—there’s flexibility for load carrying.

and Transmissions

Únder-hood, the 2012 GTI the award-winning double-overhead-cam, 16-valve, turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder engine, wîth TSI® and maintenance-free hydraulic lifters.

Producing 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, the offers up athletic performance. all 207 lb-ft of torque delivered in a line from just rpm to 5000 rpm, the turbo is extremely flexible and responsive, for rapid passing and fast, progress. It’s remarkably too. The 2.0T engine and manual transmission deliver an 31 mpg highway and 21 mpg in city driving.

For who want the performance of a traditional transmission wîth the precision of an the GTI is available wîth an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic (posted on conceptcarz.com) The transmission’s dual-clutch system features one that controls the ‘odd’ plus reverse, while the operates the ‘even’ gears. So, if the GTI is driven in third gear, is already selected but not yet activated. As as the ideal shift point is the clutch on the third-gear side the other clutch closes and gear engages—all in the space of of a second.

The result is crisp, shifts without the loss of that is typical wîth a manual gearbox. This a couple of tenths off the manual car’s 0 to 60 mph acceleration time and fuel economy: EPA estimates a remarkable 33 mpg on the highway and 24 in the city.

Buyers who opt for the DSG transmission can switch fully automatic and automated operation, which enables the to control every gearshift. The transmission lets the driver up and down using either the paddles mounted on the GTI’s wheel, or by tapping the gearshift up or down.

As an added performance wîth DSG, a Launch program can be engaged which, the car is stopped, allows the engine to revs before the first is engaged, creating a perfect launch wîth controlled

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