2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Starts at $25,215 | Edmunds

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Starts at $25,215


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at $25,215, reflecting a $195 price increase over the base price of the previous-generation two-door GTI.
  • The top-of-the-line 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn, which is available only as a four-door, starts at $30,415.
  • The seventh-generation Golf GTI will arrive at dealerships in June.

NEW YORK — The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at $25,215, including an $820 destination charge, reflecting a $195 price increase over the base price of the previous-generation two-door GTI, Volkswagen announced on Wednesday at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

Entry-level pricing is for the S trim model in two-door form with a six-speed manual transmission.

Standard features include a touchscreen radio, ambient lighting, LED foglights and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel.

The top-of-the-line 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn, which is available only as a four-door, starts at $30,415, including shipping.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE starts at $28,215 for the base two-door model.

The seventh-generation Golf GTI will arrive at dealerships in June. Golf TDI and TSI models will arrive at dealerships in August.

A six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission is a $1,100 option on all Golf GTI models.

Later in the year, Volkswagen will offer the GTI Performance package, priced at $1,495. The package bundles larger brakes and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential and gets a 10-horsepower boost over the regular GTI.

Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive damping will be offered as an option for the first time in the U.S. on the SE and Autobahn models with the GTI Performance package. It will roll out later in the 2015 model year. Pricing will be announced later.

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI is bigger, lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than the previous version. The 2015 GTI delivers 25 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Competitors to the Golf GTI include high-end versions of the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

Volkswagen is celebrating 40 years of the Golf this week at the New York auto show. More than 30 million Golf models have been sold worldwide. The car went on sale in Europe in May 1974 and was sold in the U.S. from December of that year as the Volkswagen Rabbit.

Edmunds says: A modest price increase on the highly anticipated 2015 VW Golf GTI should sit well with car shoppers.

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