VW is calling back to its U.S. heritage with the Rabbit Edition GTI
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition
There are likely quite a lot of you out there that don’t remember a time when the Volkswagen Golf was named the Rabbit, but that was the original nameplate here in the U.S. For those who do remember, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI will appeal to your sense of nostalgia as the Rabbit Edition is introduced.
Features of the 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition
The Golf GTI Rabbit Edition will be a trim level higher than the base S trim and will be outfitted with the same White 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI view from rear228-horsepower 2.0-liter
turbocharged, which is a slight upgrade of 8 horsepower over the 2018 model year.
The larger performance brakes originally found on the Golf R are also a standard for the GTI along with the VAQ limited-slip mechanical differential.
What makes the Golf GTI Rabbit Edition different? Features include 18-inch gloss black wheels, a black rear spoiler, keyless entry with push-button start, LED headlights, adaptive front lighting, Rabbit badging, front assist, blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert.
We don’t know how many Rabbit Edition models will be available, but it will come in Urano Grey, Pure White, Deep Black Pearl and Cornflower Blue.
Details are not available for pricing on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition, but we do know the starting MSRP for the base, S, trim level. The Golf GTI S paired with a six-speed manual transmission has a starting price of $27,595. The upgrade to the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes has a starting price of $28,695. With the Rabbit Edition placed above the S trim, we’d expect the limited-edition option to run a few thousand dollars more than this.