There’s no better city hatchback than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. It’s practical, sporty, nimble, responsive, and best of all, it’s affordable. For the 2021 model year, the Golf GTI continues to provide updated features and capabilities we’ve come to love in this hatchback.
This latest model year will also mark the end of the MK7 generation’s Golf GTI, making way for a fully redesigned GTI for 2022.
The 2021 Golf GTI is the farewell to the MK7 legacy, and we’ll show you what you can expect from this latest model.
The Golf GTI is known for its sleek, sporty appearance. It’s also one of the main reasons why Golf owners opt for the GTI model. As a result, the 2021 offers several standard aesthetic and convenience features you’ll love. Some notable features include the GTI’s standard 18” Belvedere wheels, inspired by Volkswagen’s limited-edition European TCR model. Side view mirrors are fitted with black-painted mirror housings, exclusive to the Golf GTI.
Its modern, angular headlights and taillights are standard LED, as well as its daytime running lights. For even greater visibility, you can opt for the available LED adaptive front-light system that adjusts light projection while turning and moving around corners.
The 2021 GTI offers a panoramic sunroof that spans two-thirds of the roof, allowing you to take in the scenery and the sunshine on those warm days. And when it’s cold out, you’ll love the comfort of the standard heated front seats.
You’ll have 5 paint options for your GTI, offered in metallic, pearlescent and solid finishes.
Inside, you’ll find a design built around comfort and refinement. You’ll also find a suite of thoughtful convenience features that make your ride more enjoyable. The Golf GTI offers premium leather seating finishes, dual zone automatic climate control and 12-way adjustable power front seats.
Contrary to what its exterior appearance might suggest, the GTI offers a roomy interior for all passengers, as well as ample trunk space. To maximize interior cargo capability, the GTI’s rear seats are equipped with easy-to-fold 60/40 split seating. The GTI’s floor is almost completely flat, so it's easy to get the most out of your interior cargo space.
Finally, getting in and hitting the road is made easy, thanks to the standard KESSY keyless access system.
Tech Features You’ll Love
The 2021 Golf GTI is equipped with a user-friendly infotainment touchscreen, compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The infotainment system also offers AM/FM radio, SiriusXM Radio and Bluetooth connectivity. You can ensure your devices are always charged with the GTI’s built-in USB-C port and power outlet.
No matter how you choose to listen to music, you’ll enjoy high quality sound, thanks to the available 8-speaker Fender premium audio system.
The 2021 GTI offers only one trim – the Autobahn – but it offers two transmission options. You can opt for either the 6-speed manual or the 7-speed automatic DSG with Tiptronic. The GTI utilizes a powerful 228-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
To help control this power while cornering specifically, the GTI is equipped with a mechanical limited-slip differential. The GTI also has dynamic chassis control: a system that allows you to adjust suspension and steering stiffness according to road conditions and driving style. The GTI offers several different preset drive modes to provide you with a unique driving experience every time.
There’s no compromise when it comes to safety. The 2021 Golf GTI offers a suite of standard smart safety features that help keep you safe on the road and encourage safe driving practices. You can expect these standard safety features in your GTI:
- Rearview Camera
- Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Lane Assist
- Light Assist
- Park Assist
- Park Distance Control
For added convenience, you can opt for the available Adaptive Cruise Control, too.
Your Volkswagen GTI in Toronto
So, are you ready to conquer the city roads in the 2021 Golf GTI? Take advantage of the final opportunity to get behind the wheel of a new MK7 by visiting us at Volkswagen MidTown Toronto. Our experienced Sales team will take you through our expansive inventory and provide you with the information you need.
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