VW Golf GTI Receives New Sport Trim for 2017 Model Year

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen News on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 7:11 pm
What's New on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

What’s New on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

The 2017 model year is approaching, and although there aren’t any drastic changes to existing Volkswagen models that most VW fans don’t already know about, there are some things drivers need to be aware of. The Golf GTI is a model that has perhaps received more changes than many of the others, so we thought we’d share with you what’s new on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Among the rest of the Golf family, the Golf GTI is the sporty, yet still affordable, hot hatch. Fans of the car will find that even more thrilling performance is even more attainable in the 2017 model. This is thanks in part to a new high-value Sport trim.

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What Comes With the 2017 VW Golf GTI Sport Trim Level?

driving in a 2017 vw golf gti with leather leatherette seatsThis new trim level, which comes as a 4-door model, offers great value by coming standard with the GTI’s Performance Package. The package adds things like the same brakes as the Golf R, electronically controlled/torque sensing limited-slip differential and a horsepower increase from 210 to 220. Buyers of the new Sport trim will also get Bi-Xenon headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, push-button start, black mirror caps and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Though this Performance Package is no longer offered on the entry level S trim level, it will also come standard on the SE and Autobahn trims.

Other Changes to the 2017 VW Golf GTI

A few of the other changes for the 2017 model year include attainable driver assistance features and a new Light Assist feature that has been added to the Driver Assistance Package for the Autobahn trim. The new feature can automatically raise the high-beam headlights when driving above 40 mph with no oncoming traffic present.

[Read more: Here’s what to expect from the all-new 2017 VW Golf Alltrack]

In order to learn about the complete changes to features and packaging for 2017 VW models, get in touch with us at Findlay Volkswagen. Now that you know what’s new on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, contact us to see when you can get behind the wheel or schedule a test drive today to experience the 2016 model instead.

One Response to “VW Golf GTI Receives New Sport Trim for 2017 Model Year”

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    My wife and I are seeking a replacement for her 2013 Passat TDi SEL. We know what we’ll receive once the buyback plan begins (we’ve submitted our VIN on the VW buyback website). We’re shopping for replacement vehicles now. We’re wondering when more information will be available regarding 2017 Passats and Golf GTIs. Right now it’s likely we’ll purchase an Audi A4, but she’s been very happy with her Passat, and I suspect she could save more than just a bit with the same-platform Passat. Our daughter lives in Las Vegas, so a drive to purchase there would be easily do-able. I found your dealership’s website willing to inform consumers regarding yet-to-be released vehicles, and I’m hoping you might be willing or able to estimate arrival dates of these two cars. Thanks so much.

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