2018 Golf GTI

Breathtaking. Exhilarating. Mere driving enthusiasts, look elsewhere. The 2018 Golf GTI is strictly for performance fanatics. Engineered for drivers seeking pure adrenaline-pumping exhilaration, with muscular aesthetics to match. It’s fortified for safety, wired for wow, built to pass – and destined to surpass.



Available App-Connect. Plug in your compatible smartphone to access select apps right on your dash and control music, mapping, messaging, and more hands-free using voice commands. Simple and easy to use, with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ or MirrorLink®

Discover Media With Navigation System

Available Discover Media infotainment system with satellite navigation. Stay informed and entertained on the go. Discover Media is the ultimate touchscreen infotainment system, letting you sync multiple compatible phones and featuring satellite navigation, a CD player and 2 SD card slots.

Fender Audio System

Available Fender® Premium Audio System. What’s the perfect complement to an engine that purrs? An audio system that roars. With 8 perfectly placed speakers, plus a subwoofer, this Fender® Premium Audio System belts out 400 watts of concert-quality sonic boom.

2.0 TSI Engine

Enhanced 2.0 TSI® engine. Revved up and raring to go! Forget the rest. This turbocharged engine delivers take-charge performance that’s simply unforgettable.

6-Speed Transmission

Available in a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic DSG® with Tiptronic®. Want to switch things up? Tiptronic® lets you shift gears up or down using the paddles on the steering wheel. It’s all the sportiness of a stick shift, plus automatic convenience – all at your fingertips.

Sport Suspension

Sport suspension. Slightly stiffer and lower to the ground, the sport suspension sets the bar higher for stability and control. Engineered to minimize body roll, for better road feel and improved handling around corners.

Cross Differential System

Cross Differential System (XDS). True to its performance legacy, the 2018 Golf GTI features a Cross Differential System (XDS) that anticipates inside wheel spin and actively directs power to the outside wheel, for sportier, quicker, more accurate cornering.

LED Headlights With Adaptive Front Light System

Available LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS). Power and performance meet equally powerful yet energy-efficient lighting. The headlights of the Adaptive Front-light System scan 13 degrees left and right, anticipating what’s ahead even before you do. Brilliant.

Adjustable Front Seats

Available 12-way power adjustable front seats. With a ride this exhilarating, you’re going to want to be comfortably seated. Power recline and lumbar support with memory let you enjoy every twist and turn in the road without becoming a human pretzel.

Rearview Mirror

Auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electrolytes are essential to human health. They’re also the key technology behind the auto-dimming mirror that helps prevent blinding lights from all the drivers you’ve left behind.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient interior lighting. The sun sets, your high-performance cockpit quiets. Add a little sporty flair, with customizable LED lighting on the doors, footwells, and centre console. This tasteful touch of illumination also helps you find what you’re looking for inside when it’s dark outside.

Multifunction Steering Wheel

Leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel. Take convenience – and luxury – into your own hands, with a multifunction steering wheel adorned with genuine leather. Control for your music, phone, and trip info without taking your hands off the wheel.

Park Distance Control

Available Park Distance Control. Reversing in or out of a spot? We’ve got your back. Using ultrasonic sensors, Park Distance Control automatically kicks in when you’re in reverse, alerting you with audible signals when there’s something up to 1.6 metres behind you.

Lane Assist

Available Lane Assist. Attempting an unsafe lane change, or drifting out of your lane? We’re on it. Sensors warn you of other vehicles and road markings with a light in your side mirror, and added resistance when steering to keep you safely on course.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Available Adaptive Cruise Control. Keep your cool in stop-and-go traffic. This system maintains consistent speed and distance, automatically braking when traffic slows, and resuming your set speed when all’s clear ahead. And your feet need never touch the pedals.

Park Assist

Available Park Assist. Conquer the trickiest parking jobs. Just take your hands off the wheel, and Park Assist steers your Golf GTI in and out of parallel parking spots. A little bit of magic. A whole lot of smart.

Front Assist

Available Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking. Vehicle in front too close for comfort? A built-in traffic monitor helps reduce your stopping distance, and can automatically apply the brakes at speeds less than 30 km/h.

Features & Specs

Golf GTI

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  • 17" Brooklyn Alloy Wheels
  • App-Connect Smartphone Integration
  • Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connectivity
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • And More!

Golf GTI Autobahn

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  • 18" Milton Alloy Wheels
  • 12-Way Power Driver Seat
  • Discover Media - 8" Touchscreen Radio
  • KESSY Push Button Start
  • Panoramic Power Sunroof
  • Navigation System
  • And More!
Legal Details

For accurate and up to date information please refer to Volkswagen Canada website on new model information. Visit www.vw.ca to reference any new model features or information. Also, you can contact a Pickering Volkswagen brand specialist for available in-stock new models by calling 905-420-9700 or by emailing sales@pvw.com

Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2018 model year vehicles and are provided for comparison purposes only. Please note that comparisons to seemingly similar vehicles pre-2015 model year will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods for 2014 model year and older vehicles. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2018 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires. For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.

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