2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Release Date, News and Rumors

The iconic vehicle that is the Golf GTI car will once again be featured on the contemporary market as the new 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI model is being released. The versatility of this vehicle is going to be high as the car will adopt some new and interesting characteristics, The roominess and the comfort levels of a standard Golf car will be utilized here to its maximum extend and they will combine with the engine readiness and the performance savvy potential of a GTI car.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf GTI vehicle was always a popular choice among the fans and it is a vehicle that will hold its cult status for a long period to come. In fact the vehicle is going to be updated this time more on the inside than anywhere else. As the previous design was already an excellent choice, this year we are going to see a similar looking car but with more technology inside of it than you would have hoped or expected it to be. The update on the inside will boast well for the car making it an even more modern vehicle than before.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI front view, grille and headlights

We already know that the Volkswagen Golf GTI vehicle can perform and we are already well acquainted with how comfortable it can get on the inside, but this 2016 car will bring us more than this cult classic ever had. The review will help you find out just how much better the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI has gotten better compared to its previous incarnation, check out all the stats and specs and find out about the latest news concerning the release date.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is going to come with a standard hatchback look that it sported for years. The previous car was already a fine design so there is no need to update is so much and thus the base design was retained and there are some minor additions and different parts provided for the alternative trims that come available. It comes available in both two-door and five-door body styles and will inquorate the S, the SE and the Autobahn trims. All of the versions will come equipped with all-season tires immediately on purchase. The S trim, besides being offered as a two-door vehicle, will include the 18-inch wheels and LED fog lights. The vehicle will also include a back spoiler this time and use the heated mirrors of your convenience. Additionally, all GTI level cars will receive a Performance Package as an available option.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI front
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI front

The SE trim level, besides coming with the standard equipment as the S Golf GTI, adds a sunroof to its standard set of features and automatic headlights and wipers. Keyless entry is another fun feature for this car. The Autobahn trim comes with all the mentioned features of other cars but adds more in the inside than on the outside. But the Autobahn trim can be expanded with a Driver Assistance package which is also available for the SE trims. The Lightning Package on the other hand is only given for the SE Volkswagen Golf GTI cars.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI back
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI back


The newest version of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vehicle will come equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It comes with a front wheel drive option and an output of 210 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque, but if you add the Performance Package you can increase it to 220 hp. The standard transmission option is the six-speed manual transmission but you can also opt of the six-speed automated manual as well. The specs of the car are rated at 6.1 seconds to reach 0-60 mph, or 5.8 seconds with the Performance package. The measured EPA ratings state a performance of 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) for the manual transmission and 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) for the automatic.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI engine


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.6 in. (103.6 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0 in. (168 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.5 in. (70.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 22.8 ft³
Curb weight: 2972 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 5.8 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Carbon Steel Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Night Blue Metallic, Pure White, Reflex Silver Metallic, Tornado Red…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs


The interior of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is pretty overwhelming. It offers us very comfortable and impressive setting made in a typical European style. The inside of the car has been made with the emphasis on comfort, for both the passengers and the driver. There are some soft touch materials on various surfaces of the car and some sport trim upholstery that combine with some red stitching added. The control layout is intuitive and appropriate for the driver to handle and offers him easiness of use while driving. But the greatest change here is the added and enhanced technology which upgrades the car immensely.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior now features a 6.5-inch touchscreen, updated with the newest software. The Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is offered across the trim levels but it is the Autobahn version that only gets the new navigation ability. Something which most of you will like is the addition of a universal USB port, which was something that the fans considered as important and something that was always missing. The spacing inside the car is ample and even the passengers at the back will not feel tight on long trips. With the added 22.8 cubic feet of cargo, 52.7 cubic feet of space when flattening the back seats, we get a high class vehicle for any type of a driving situation.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI interior, backseats

Price and release date

The new 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is going to be released come next year and it is going to become available for purchase at around April, with the base MSRP price of 30,545 USD. The base model may rival the 2016 Honda Civic and the Ford Focus models, but the GTI version has the Subaru WRX, Ford Fiesta ST and the Ford Focus RS models standing in its way.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior, red color

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