You could call us biased, but we think the completely redesigned 2015 Golf GTI is hotter than ever. It’s lighter, faster, has more torque, and is still easy on fuel. And as the pilot, or passenger, in this rocket1, you’ll also have the very latest Volkswagen technology at your fingertips. The completely redesigned infotainment system is standard, as are Bluetooth® and SiriusXM satellite radio. There are even two driving modes to suit your mood. And it’s all trimmed with the classic red-stitched GTI interior and distinctive red brake calipers. In short, it’s what you’d expect from a GTI. Only hotter.
The basic building block of any vehicle is “the platform”. The 2015 Golf GTI is the first Volkswagen to be built on our extremely advanced, German-engineered MQB platform. It’s lighter and stronger, so that means better efficiency and performance. The design of the MQB also results in a Golf that has more passenger room and cargo space. And finally, advances in technology allow the MQB platform to be less complex than previous versions, which means we can build a Golf for less. And sell it for less.
In a nutshell, Direct Steering senses how fast you’re travelling, making the wheel easier to turn at lower speeds and more responsive at higher speeds.
Automatic Post Collision Braking
This new safety feature activates the brakes after an initial hit to help prevent chain-reaction collisions.
Driving Profile Selection
Using the touchscreen in the dash, you can choose between two different drive settings. In the standard setting, the car is optimized for a balance of responsiveness and efficiency. In sport mode, the steering and transmission adjust for a more sporty drive.
Rain Sensing Wipers2
Light showers or torrential downpour, the speed of the wipers adjusts to the intensity of the rain.
As soon as you shift gears to reverse, a camera pops out from behind the VW nameplate on the rear hatch to give you a full view of what’s going on back there.
Ambient Interior Lighting
The new interior LED lights put less stress on the car’s electrical system, use less energy, and save you fuel.
The estimated fuel consumption ratings of 9.4 L/100 km (city) and 6.9 L/100 km (highway) for the 2015 Golf GTI 5-Door 2.0 TSI with 6-speed manual transmission are based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) newly approved fuel consumption criteria and testing methods effective with 2015 model year vehicles. Please note that comparisons to seemingly identical 2015 and 2014 model year and older vehicles will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2015 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and vehicle’s additional equipment. For more information, please visit https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/buying/7491.