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What Does Volkswagen GTI Stand For?

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn

If you’re a Tysons Corner driver browsing our new Volkswagen inventory, you may have seen the term “GTI” with certain vehicle names. What does GTI stand for? GTI is an abbreviation for Grand Touring Injection and it signifies that certain Volkswagen models come with a direct fuel injection system. Currently, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the only Volkswagen model with this designation, but drivers can anticipate more GTI models in the future. Learn more about what GTI is and how much a GTI Volkswagen costs below, or come in for a test drive to see how this system performs on Vienna roads. 

What Is The Volkswagen GTI?

The term GTI first debuted over 40 years ago with the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. The new direct-injection fuel system was developed to optimize performance for long-distance commutes, ensuring that the vehicle could perform at its best mile after mile. The GTI was originally tested in certain Gran Turismo Italian models, but it soon found a home in the Volkswagen Golf. The success of the Volkswagen Golf GTI had competitors adding their own GTI systems to their vehicles in the following model years. 

What Are The Advantages Of A GTI?

Direct fuel injection systems make engines burn fuel more efficiently, which results in more engine power, cleaner emissions, and increased fuel economy. These advantages make GTI models ideal for any type of driver – whether they take frequent Fairfax trips or just run errands around Alexandria. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI MPG and its low starting MSRP make it a perfect choice for drivers who want to save on fuel and monthly car payments. 

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? 

For four decades the GTI designation has helped drivers save on fuel and get the best performance possible from their vehicle. The Volkswagen Golf GTI carries on a long tradition of enhanced performance and fuel economy in its 2020 model year. How much is a GTI Volkswagen? Browse the trim level and starting prices of each VW Golf GTI build below:

  • 2020 VW Golf GTI S: $28,595 MSRP*
  • 2020 VW Golf GTI SE: $32,195 MSRP*
  • 2020 VW Golf Autobahn: $36,595 MSRP*

The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI engine specs are as impressive as it is affordable, see them below:

2020 Golf GTI engine specs:

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

Get A Volkswagen Golf GTI At Stohlman Volkswagen!

Now that you know more about what GTI stands for and how much a GTI Volkswagen costs, come to Stohlman Volkswagen to take one of these amazing models for a test drive! Our team will help you find the right VW Golf GTI configuration for your needs and help you apply for financing when you’re ready to start the car-buying process. Stop by today! We look forward to seeing you!

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