2015 Volkswagen GTI

2015 Volkswagen GTI is fully redesigned for this model year. Changes include revised exterior and interior, as well as enhanced performance.  Although 2015 GTI’s dimensions are changed slightly, it made a big difference in interior and cargo space, without affecting the overall shape of the famous GTI.

2015 Volkswagen GTI Front

You might complain about its price, or insufficiency of contemporary features, there are few things that Germans always do perfectly. Great performance and quality materials are two things you will find in every vehicle with a VW badge on. Their clean and simple design somehow manages to keep pace with time, so it is no wonder that latest GTI wasn’t changed drastically on the inside, yet it looks better than ever.

Outside, you will notice new headlight and taillight design, as well as sharper body side-lines. 2015 VW GTI gained few inches, 2.2 inches in length and 0.5 inches in width, and lost 1.1 inches in height, which improved its aerodynamics. It also lost few pounds, 82 pound, to be precise thanks to its transition to a lightweight MQB modular platform and engine change.

2015 Volkswagen GTI  Side

 2015 Volkswagen GTI trims and features

2015 Volkswagen GTI is available in three trims, including S, SE and Autobahn, and with either two- (the S and the SE trims) or four-door (the S, the SE and the Autobahn). Beside standard features offered for trims, VW also offers three equipment packs: Driver Assistance, Lighting and Performance Package.

Base Volkswagen GTI S for 2015 model comes equipped with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bluetooth connection, Sirius XM Satellite radio, a 5.8-inch touchscreen audio system, a MDI (Media Device Interface) with iPod integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, handbrake, and shifter knob, VW Car-Net telematics, ambient lighting with LED reading lights, LED foglights, heated front seats and mirrors, cruise and climate control.

Upper trim level, the SE, adds these features on the standard list: power sunroof, Keyless entry with push-button start, a back-up camera, automatic headlight and wipers, the Fender Premium Audio System and leather upholstery.

Top trim, Autobahn, expands the list of standards, and comes with additional features, which include navigation system, a 12-way power driver’s seat and automatic climate control.

2015 Volkswagen GTI Engine

2015 Volkswagen GTI performance and mpg

2015 VW GTI is equipped with a turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine that delivers 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to either 6-speed manual transmission or VW DSG dual-clutch automatic with the same number of gears. Manual transmission is standard and directs the power to front –wheels.

In case you want to enhance the performance of your GTI, you can opt for Performance Package, which will provide larger brakes, a torque-sensing electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, and a 10 horsepower boost. Price for this Package is $1 495, but you might want to wait a little longer, since the same Pack will contain the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) later in the 2015 model year on the SE and Autobahn models.

Fuel economy differs slightly with transmission choice. For 2015 Volkswagen GTI with manual gearbox EPA-estimated fuel economy rates at 25/34/28 mpg city/hwy/combined, while with DSG, it offers only a mile less on the hwy, and same mileage in the city, and combined.

2015 Volkswagen GTI  Interior

2015 Volkswagen GTI competition

GTI provides almost everything you need in a vehicle, but if you are not pleased with what it has to offer, you can look some of its competitors. Ford Focus ST has sportier performance, and lower price, while Mini Cooper S offers less space, but better fuel economy and more tech features

2015 Volkswagen GTI price and release

Base price for GTI S is $24 395, the SE trims costs $27 395, and Autobahn $29 595. All prices are starting, and include manual transmission, while for VW DSG you will have to pay $1 100 extra. German manufacturer released it 2015 GTI in June this year.

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