The 2019 VW GTI Will Give You More For Your Money

Volkswagen just announced the changes it’s making to the Golf GTI going into 2019 and even though there’s a minor price hike involved, the industry standard hot hatch will still be a performance bargain. Don’t worry, it’ll again come with a sub-$30,000 price tag, but you’ll be getting a whole host of hand-me-down goodies from the top-of-the-range Golf R as standard.

First, the price. The base GTI will have an extra $1,180 tacked on next year and start at $27,595. But, VW isn’t just inflating the hatch’s MSRP for schitz und giggles — the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is turned up to 228 horses and you’ll get the brakes and the mechanical differential from the Golf R. So, when you think about the trickle-down performance parts the refreshed GTI gets, the extra $1,180 doesn’t sting as much. Read more...

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13 Oct 2018