Okay, not really. It stands for ‘Grand Tourer Injection’ something something. It basically means that like an athlete with performance enhancements injected into them, the GTI gets extra performance from a fuel-injection directly into its combustible engine.
Which makes, out of the entire Golf range, the GTI especially close to our hearts. And the newest version is available for purchase. We’re super happy, because this baby has all the bells-and-whistles one could hope for.
It’s here to infotain you!
Let’s start with the infotainment system. It’s a full-on interactive experience. The Active Info Display is essentially a new way to take in information from the instrument panel. It’s digital and in high resolution. It’ll provide the info you need in a way you can best experience it: customisability is the name of the game here. Your instrument panel might look different to somebody else’s simply because you get to choose what works for you.
Like, the handy navigation mode. No longer do you have to look far to the left when you drive – you just do a brief glance down and you get all the information you need. That counts for all the info; driving data, console information, and vehicle data.
Watch your back.
There’s a Rear Traffic Alert that’s pretty handy. You know what one of the most jarring experiences while on the road is? When you’re about to change lanes and a motorbike comes zipping past. You could have hit him! This feature wakes you to the fact that he’s coming up behind you, so you get to avoid being stomped by a bunch of booted feet. He doesn’t get knocked off his bike, you don’t get knocked out. Win-win!
Adaptive Cruise Control.
One of the annoyances about cruise control is how it is only really useful on a quiet highway because, in the city, you need to constantly slow down or stop depending on the actions of the other driver. Not with the new Golf GTI!
Adaptive Cruise Control is a semi-autonomous function that lets the Golf detect the distance between you and the car in front of you, automatically matching its speed and slowing down or speeding up as the situation demands it. And it can detect when another car joins your lane and act accordingly. However, one issue is, it isn’t helpful in rush hour traffic as it is only possible to activate it at speeds above 40 km/h. Oh well. Nothing is perfect – at least not yet.
The little engine that could.
We absolutely love, love, the upgraded 169kW engine. It’s a 6-speed DSG® engine: Volkswagen’s bold, beauty that really pulls off…well pulling off. Seriously. It’s like being strapped to a launched rocket. And how! You’ll go from 0 – 100 km / h in a mere 6.4 seconds. Pretty fast for a non-sports car. And considering the cost to value ratio, that’s more bonzai! for your buck. The engine is definitely a significant upgrade from the previous model.
All in all, this car is excellent value for money. If you decide to upgrade on your ride, you should be able to finance this beauty when you sell us your old car.
That’s because you’ll get a fair and accurate offer for your vehicle when you download our app off the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Well, what are you waiting for?
Get To It!