The New 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI appear with iconic design of the updated Golf has even more charisma with a number of new detailed solutions like redesigned the bumpers, conceptualised new headlights, new LED tail lights and new wheels.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior. The update of the Golf is especially distinctive in the interior. And the focus is less on the new trim panels in the doors, the gear shift panel, centre console or new seat covers. Rather it is the digitalised display and control concept that has been extended to more and more areas that make the new Golf one of the most progressive cars of its class. This is based on the Golf’s new Active Info Display and a new infotainment system with gesture control. This makes the Golf the world’s first compact class car to be available with gesture control.
At the same time, Volkswagen has updated its whole range of infotainment systems. Its most important characteristics are their new sophisticated design, larger touchscreens and as mentioned above – for the top Discover Pro model – gesture control, which is being implemented for the first time in the Golf class. At the same time, the range of online services and App Connect apps has also been expanded. For instance, it will be possible to open the house door remotely via DoorBird and MirrorLink™ to enable a package delivery service to make its goods delivery if no one is at home. Thanks to DoorBird, a video link can automatically be set up between the car and home whenever someone rings the door bell.
Volkswagen has replaced all previous infotainment systems in the Golf with a new generation of the MIB. All systems have a new design and larger touchscreens; however, the names of the infotainment systems have not changed. The previous 5-inch Composition Touch and Composition Colour systems (with a display resolution of 400 x 240 pixels) are being replaced by the new 6.5-inch Composition Colour system with a touchscreen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels; the Composition Touch with a black-and-white display has been discontinued. At the next level up, the Composition Media and Discover Media (incl. Navigation) previously came with 6.5-inch screens previously. They have also been replaced by systems with the same names, but with 8.0-inch screens and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The top system, the Discover Pro (including navigation), gets a 9.2-inch screen instead of an 8.0-inch screen; its resolution has been increased from 800 x 480 to 1280 x 640 pixels.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Exterior. At the front, it is the alliance of the radiator grille and headlights in particular that has taken the style of the original to a new level of perfection. The lower chrome strip of the radiator grille is continued to the left and right as a chrome element (GTI: Chrome/red) which extends through the LED daytime running lights and into the full-LED headlights. The LED headlights in the new Golf, included as standard or optional depending on the trim line, replace the xenon headlights. The cooling air openings in the lower section of the bumper, which have also been redesigned, emphasise the width of the Volkswagen more than ever. The radiator grilles of the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim versions exhibit a louvre-type design; on the GTI and GTD models, and on the Alltrack, it is a honeycomb design.
The rear was also designed to be more charismatic. From now on, all versions of the Golf and Golf Variant will be equipped with full-LED tail lights. In contrast to many standard LED tail lights, none of the functions of the Golf’s new tail lights will use conventional light bulbs. Also, the top-of-the-range version of the full-LED tail lights (available for the 2 and 4-door Golf) will have animated, or ‘flowing’, indicator functions. Visually, this version can be recognised by a translucent white LED stripe that turns orange when indicating. Last but not least, the top-of-the-range version is distinguished by a striking, dynamic visual transition between the LED tail light and the LED brake lights when the brakes are applied. The Comfortline and Highline trim versions can also be identified by chrome elements in the rear bumper.
The diverse model range of the Golf has traditionally included the Golf Variant. The new rear bumper, in particular, gives the Golf Variant an even more elongated and elegant appearance. The full-LED tail lights, which come as standard with this version, also match this look perfectly. Like the Passat Variant, the Golf Variant is also available with optional elegant trapezoidal chrome trim panels, which are integrated into the diffuser.
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Engines and Transmission. The 2.0-litre TSI with 230 PS is offered exclusively for the Volkswagen Golf GTI. This makes the new Golf GTI exactly as powerful as the previous Golf GTI Performance. The driver can sprint the Golf GTI to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds; the maximum speed of this icon among sporty compact cars is 250 km/h (DSG: 248 km/h). With a manual gearbox the engine consumes just 6.4 l/100 km (148 g/km CO2). The optional 6-speed DSG reduces fuel consumption to 6.3 l/100 km (145 g/km CO2).