What Does GTI Stand for on VW Vehicles?

Exterior shot of the back of a 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

If you’ve been browsing new and used VW inventories, you’ve likely seen the acronym “GTI” attached to certain vehicles. What does GTI stand for on VW model? GTI stands for Grand Touring Injection, and this brand-exclusive technology and is available on the VW Golf GTI– helps burn fuel more efficiently, deliver a better fuel economy, and so much more! Learn more about GTI and what it can bring to your Brooklyn drives.



What is GTI?

GTI technology was originally tested in certain Gran Turismo Italian models, but it was eventually deployed on the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This direct fuel injection system was designed to help Volkswagen models power through long distance travels, without sacrificing performance capabilities or mileage.

So what exactly does GTI do? Direct fuel injection systems help engines burn fuel more efficiently, offers an increased fuel economy, provides cleaner emissions, and delivers more power.

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen?

If you’re longing for an exciting, eco-friendly drive around the Queens area, you’ll definitely want to consider a GTI Volkswagen. The 2022 VW Golf features this technology, but how much is a GTI Volkswagen? Depending on which Golf configuration you choose, the price will vary:

  • 2022 VW Golf GTI S: $29,880 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf GTI SE: $34,630 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf Autobahn: $38,330 MSRP*

In addition to the GTI technology, you can also look forward to other dynamic performance features like a high-powered engine, a drive mode selector, and much more:

  • 2.0L Turbo
  • 228 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 city/32 hwy EPA-estimated mpg
  • VAQ front limited-slip differential
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Available DCC® adaptive chassis control

Shop for a New VW Golf GTI at Brooklyn Volkswagen

Now that you know what GTI stands for, if you’re ready to enhance your Staten Island drives with this innovative technology, shop for a new VW Golf GTI with Brooklyn Volkswagen! You can apply for financing online and even estimate your monthly payment. And in the meantime, be sure to check out our hub of Volkswagen research, where you can find more helpful information on VW models and features.


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