2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Glendale CA
What does it take to continue as the most popular hot hatch in the U.S. market? It starts with a powerful engine, to give the model the acceleration and overall fun driving experience for which it has earned a solid reputation. Mix this together with new technology features, an optional performance package and impressive fuel economy, and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Glendale CA is a hard model to beat.
Under the hood of the 2016 Golf GTI is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which returns 210 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. If this isn’t enough, the Performance Package not only boosts the horsepower up to 220, but adds on larger vented disc brakes and the VAQ torque-sensing limited-slip differential, improving performance not just in the power category, but agility amping up agility.
While only a single engine option, the 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI, is available, delivering 210 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque, the performance package continues to provide a boost, raising the horsepower to 220. The GTI started the hot hatch segment, and continues to hold strong as a leader.
Standard features in the 4-door S trim level include LED foglights, VW Car-Net App-Connect, Bluetooth with audio streaming, a rearview camera system, a USB port, driving mode selection, Clark Plaid cloth seating surfaces, a multi-function sport steering wheel, ambient lighting and heated front seats.
One of the benefits of driving the GTI is that it’s exactly like the standard Golf, only with more power. This means cargo capacity sits at an impressive 22.8 cubic feet with the rear seats upright. Need even more space? Fold the seats flat for cargo capacity that extends to an impressive 52.7 cubic feet.
Inside the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI near Los Angeles
The Golf GTI is easily one of the most popular Volkswagen models among enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. It’s essentially the performance version of the standard Golf, but it also sheds the practical hatchback aesthetics for a sportier look. Details like the honeycomb grille, sloped hood and red graphic running through the headlights combine to create a model that is quite simply more aggressive.
Looks and power simply aren’t enough for those seeking to sit behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The interior is equally impressive with a racing-inspired, multi-function sport steering wheel, brushed aluminum and chrome interior trim and red accent stitching contrasting against an otherwise piano black interior. The Clark Plaid seating surfaces are also a favorite, though there’s no denying the luxury of the genuine leather option found in higher trim levels.
Top off high-quality materials with new features like the 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system, App-Connect functions, a USB Port and a rearview camera, and the 2016 Volkswagen GTI is already proving itself as more advanced than the previous model year. Stop by New Century Volkswagen or schedule a test drive online to see if the newest model year is right for you.