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What Does GTI Stand For?

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Whether you’re a seasoned fan of Volkswagen or a new arrival, you may still be asking yourself, “What does GTI stand for?” Well, GTI stands for “Grand Touring Injection,” a shorthand Volkswagen uses for its direct fuel injection system. GTI is available on the 2021 VW Golf GTI. Want to learn more about how this feature could affect your drives around Irvine? Keep reading, and the team here at Volkswagen South Coast will answer questions like: what is GTI? and how much is a GTI Volkswagen?

What is GTI?

Over 40 years ago, GTI technology was first deployed in the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. GTI was meant to power long-distance journeys without sacrificing performance by using a new direct fuel injection system. This way drivers could enjoy an exhilarating drive for miles. The GTI was originally tested in certain Gran Turismo Italian models, but eventually it found its way to the Volkswagen Golf and then onward to other forward-thinking manufacturers. 

Direct fuel injection systems make engines more efficient by changing how they burn fuel. This gives many advantages to Costa Mesa drivers such as: 

  • More power
  • Cleaner emissions
  • Increased fuel economy 

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? 

The GTI designation appeals to Orange drivers who want a fun drive that is also eco-friendly. The 2021 VW Golf GTI houses this thrilling technology, but just how much is a GTI Volkswagen? Here are the starting prices of the different trim levels: 

  • 2021 VW Golf GTI S: $28,695 MSRP
  • 2021 VW Golf GTI SE: $32,665 MSRP
  • 2021 VW Golf GTI Autobahn: $36,945 MSRP

No matter which trim-level of the VW Golf GTI you choose, rest assured that your drives will be both delighting, and fuel-efficient.

Purchase Your VW Golf GTI at Volkswagen South Coast

Has this piqued your curiosity about GTI? Contact us with any questions that you still have, and we’ll be happy to answer them or schedule you a test drive at our Santa Ana dealership behind the wheel of a VW Golf GTI. Once you come by, you can browse the rest of our Volkswagen inventory, and don’t forget to check our new vehicle specials either to see if you can get a special deal.

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