2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Austin TX

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI red exterior front

Hot hatchbacks offer driving fun in a small, nimble and practical vehicle. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Austin TX has long stood at the top of the hot hatchback segment. This car offers turbocharged performance paired with a comfortable interior and sporty styling. The end result is a car that is both practical, and fun.

Powering the 2018 Golf GTI is Volkswagen's 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This turbocharged power source produces 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is an increase of 10 horsepower over the outgoing Golf GTI. The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG automatic transmission. The Golf GTI is able to earn up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highways.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be offered in three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. Each trim level provides a different collection of features and technology systems. Standard and available features offered on the hatchback include:

Comfort and Technology Features:Sport seats, ambient interior lighting, GTI-specific instrument cluster, flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, KESSY® keyless entry with push-button start, sunroof, leather seating surfaces, Driving Mode Selection, Fender® Premium Audio System, Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate control, MIB II Infotainment system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Discover Media, Car-Net® connectivity system.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features: Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Intelligent Crash Response, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control with Maneuver braking (ParkPilot), Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist).

Exterior Features: LED Daytime Running Lights, Adaptive Front-lighting System, revised grille and bumper, LED fog lights, red-painted brake calipers, GTI wheels, side skirts, bright exhaust tips, roof spoiler, LED taillights, performance tires, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, panoramic sunroof.

The hatchback body style adds to the storage potential of the 2018 Golf GTI. With the rear seats in place, the car offers 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the rear seats down increases this number to 52.7 cubic feet.