What Does GTI Stand For?

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If you’re a fan of the distinctive hatch design and legendary fun of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you might be wondering what GTI actually stands for. There are two schools of thought behind the exact verbiage of the GTI acronym: camp one claims it stands for Grand Touring Injection, while camp two insists it stands for Gran Turismo Iniezione.

In Italian, “Gran Turismo” translates to cars that can travel long distances without sacrificing style or comfort. Designed to be a long-range touring vehicle, the Golf GTI delivers signature Volkswagen distance and reliability, with a little extra fun under the hood. That’s where the “I” in GTI comes in: it means high performance delivered via direct injection.

Golf GTI Performance

The fun under the hood doesn’t stop there: the Golf GTI is equipped with a 2.0L TSI, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI direct fuel injection. Delivering 228 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque, and Drive Mode Selection, the Golf GTI is up for any adventure.

To double-down on performance, the Golf GTI boasts ventilated disc brakes for high-performance stopping power, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and the XDS+ Cross Differential System, which utilizes the brakes to improve cornering. Ready for anything, the responsive Golf GTI has your back so you can drive the Brandon roads in confidence and style.

How Much is a Volkswagen Golf GTI?

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI S starts at $27,595 and includes: Drive Mode Selection, VAQ front limited-slip differential, LED Daytime Running Lights, Rear View Camera, and 18″ 5-spoke two-tone machined alloy wheels. The Golf GTI Autobahn includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 8″ touchscreen navigation system, and a power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof. With several trim levels available, take a look at the pricing breakdown for the Golf GTI.

  • 2019 VW Golf GTI S: Starting from $27,595
  • 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition: Starting from $28,895
  • 2019 VW Golf GTI SE: Starting from $31,795
  • 2019 VW Golf Autobahn: Starting from $35,995

Set Up Your GTI Experience at Reeves Volkswagen today!

If you have questions about trim levels and features, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Want to customize your Golf GTI to make it your own? We have genuine Volkswagen accessories to enhance interior and exterior styling, so your Golf GTI stands out on the road and reflects your personal style.

If you’re excited to get into a new VW Golf GTI and experience its legendary performance, be sure to check one out in person at Reeves Volkswagen! Be sure to take a look at our new Golf GTI inventory so you can do a little “grand touring” on the Wesley Chapel-area streets in iconic Golf GTI style.

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