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Vehicle Profile: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The open road is always beyond the horizon, always calling to be explored. When you heed that demand, you’ll want to do it in a vehicle that’s up to the challenge — the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Seven generations of strength

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI has six generations of high-performance, incredibly fun hatchbacks at its back, making it well-informed in the ways of having a good time. The racing heart of your VW Golf GTI is the venerable 2.0-liter TSI® engine, which leverages turbo power for a robust mix of power and efficiency. Delivering 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with premium fuel and returning 32 mpg on the highway, the TSI® is the perfect choice for a vehicle that wants to achieve the task of being practical yet powerful.

Performance know-how is about much more than burly engine numbers — it’s about finding ways to use that power to your advantage. To make sure it does just that, the Golf GTI supplies a sport suspension tried and tuned on the legendary autobahn, variable-ratio steering that makes your experience at the wheel feel more intuitive and Drive Mode Selection that lets you cater your experience to your exact desires.

Comfort and intelligence inside

At the wheel of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, you’ll be struck by a sense of style similar to what you get from its iconic exterior profile. You’ll be all the more struck by that sense if you opt for the limited Golf GTI Rabbit Edition, which adds red-stitched floor mats and steering wheel, red ambient door trim lighting and stylish Clark Plaid cloth seating.

It quickly becomes clear that the Golf GTI matches its brawn with brains, particularly when equipped with an available 8-inch glass touch-screen display that makes navigating VW Car-Net® App-Connect easier. With access to Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink®, linking your smartphone to your Volkswagen is also easy, helping you stay connected no matter where that beckoning road takes you.

The thrill of driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI wouldn’t be complete without the accompanying sounds of your favorite music. While CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink® make it simpler to stream direct from your smartphone, the available eight-speaker Fender® Premium Audio System makes sure you don’t miss a note with 400 watts of power and a subwoofer.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI didn’t become the world’s preeminent performance hatchback overnight — it took generations of listening to drivers like you and delivering on promises. The 2019 Golf GTI is the latest pledge from Volkswagen that no drive ever has to be dull again. You can experience the new Golf GTI in the flesh at your nearest Volkswagen dealership.

*24 city/32 highway mpg (2019 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

This article is presented by Capistrano Volkswagen.

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