Say Hello to One of Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022 – The Volkswagen Golf GTI
All the Highlights You Need to Know About This Sporty Hatchback at Your Local Volkswagen Dealer
For the Volkswagen stable of vehicles, 2022 has been a stellar year so far. We’re not even halfway through yet, and Volkswagen vehicles are appearing on several editors’ choice and “best-of” lists. In fact, the all-electric SUV the VW ID.4 was named the 2021 winner of the World Car of the Year Award, besting every electric and non-electric vehicle on the market.
So, it’s with great pleasure that we get to chalk up another win for one of our exciting hatchbacks – the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI. It was recently named one of Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022.
Here’s a rundown of why drivers and reviewers alike are loving this newest iteration of the VW Golf GTI.
Volkswagen Golf GTI – As Speedy and Slick as Ever
In the automotive industry, there are few designations that are more iconic than the letters “GTI.” If you’re not familiar with that bit of nomenclature, it stands for grand touring injection, which means the vehicle in question uses a direct fuel injection system.
So, what’s that mean in layman’s terms? It means that you’re getting more power under the hood, greater ability to accelerate, and amazing top speed capability. Quite simply, GTI means you’re going to go fast. Really fast.
The long line of VW Golf GTI cars has always had the street cred of being exceptional, and this newest iteration – the Mk8 – more than lives up to its predecessors. It comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine – the most powerful of any Golf GTI yet – that yields 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. It can either be paired with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. Either way, you’re getting a ton of power under the hood.
The 2022 VW Golf GTI comes in three amazing trim levels, starting with the baseline trim at a super affordable starting MSRP of $29,880. For those wanting a little more out of their GTI, you can go with the mid-level SE trim for $36,630. But why not just go all out with the ultimate experience? For the MSRP of $38,330, you can drive the most elevated and advanced version of the VW Golf GTI in the Autobahn trim.
The Most Features Ever Packed into a VW Golf GTI
So, you already know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the speediest and most powerful VW vehicles that we’ve ever offered, but how does it do in the features department?
Are you and your riders going to be entertained? More importantly, are you going to feel safe and secure?
Not only does this latest iteration of the Golf GTI pack plenty in the infotainment department, but VW engineers went the extra mile when it came to outfitting it with every modern safety feature imaginable.
The Autobahn trim comes with an expansive Discover Pro touchscreen navigation
system with 10″ display, heads-up display, Digital Cockpit Pro, and one of the most kickin’ sound systems ever installed in a VW. This is a vehicle that was built to thrill.
Additionally, the VW Golf GTI comes with DCC® adaptive chassis control with Driving Mode Selection. You’re going to feel more nimble and agile than ever before, no matter what hairpin
turn or sharp curve gets thrown in front of you.
And although it’s not here yet, the dog days of summer aren’t that far off here in Lee’s Summit. However, the VW Golf GTI is more than ready with Climatronic® three-zone automatic climate control with Air Care and ventilated front seats (perfect for those 90-degree days). This is the perfect thing to have if you’ve been in the hot sun all day at a Royals game this summer.
Intelligent Driving and Remote Command Features on the 2022 VW Golf GTI
Drivers of the 2022 VW Golf GTI can look forward to the IQ.DRIVE system. Think of IQ.DRIVE as your extra set of eyes out there on the road watching your perimeter for potential hazards. The IQ.DRIVE feature package includes:
- Travel Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Active Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Traffic Alert
- Front Assist
- Emergency Assist (automatic transmission only)
- Lane Assist
Coming in hot with a little extra convenience is myVW, which allows drivers to issue remote commands and check service messages on their VW Golf GTI with the touch of a button. This new offering replaces the former Car-Net app. Top features included with myVW include:
- Routine maintenance and service reminders
- Request for roadside assistance
- Remote locking and unlocking
- Vehicle alerts
- Last parked location (great for stadiums, theme parks, and big parking lots)
Standard On All Trims of the 2022 VW Golf GTI – Carefree Coverage
The purchase of any late model VW (2021 or 2022 model years) means that your vehicle will be protected under Carefree Coverage. This warranty covers many of the routine maintenance services that your vehicle requires at no additional charge. The coverage breaks down as follows:
2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – myVW Remote Access
When you visit the Volkswagen service center, Carefree Coverage will appear in your records, making the process of getting service simple and easy.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is Here and Ready to Test Drive at VW Lee’s Summit
The speed, raw power, advanced feature package, and slick design are just a few of the reasons why the Volkswagen Golf GTI is riding high on so many editors’ choice lists. However, there’s only one surefire way to know for sure if it lives up to the hype: taking a test drive for yourself.
Fortunately, you won’t have to look far to find a Volkswagen dealer near you that carries the brand-new VW Golf GTI. We have them right here on the lot at VW Lee’s Summit, conveniently located at 2225 NE Independence Ave in Lee’s Summit. Contact us directly by phone at (816) 841-7252 or email us using the contact form on our website to schedule an appointment.
Looking to spend a little less on a Volkswagen? As one of the leading used car dealerships near you in the Lee’s Summit area, we carry a variety of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. Additionally, we are always running great deals on VW products and services in our specials section and in our VW service center.