What Are the 2018 VW Golf GTI Upgrades and Changes?

By Product Expert | Posted in Model Information, New Models, Volkswagen Golf GTI on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Red 2018 VW Golf GTI Front Exterior with City in Background

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Release Date and Design Specs

As a car shopper you cannot discuss athletic hatchbacks without including the performance-tuned Volkswagen Golf GTI in the conversation. A fan favorite at Schworer Volkswagen in Lincoln, the Golf GTI promises plenty of thrills when you get behind the wheel. With the debut of the revamped 2018 VW Golf GTI at the New York Auto Show, car shoppers have even more to look forward to. Explore the latest generation of the Golf GTI with this overview of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI release date and design specs.

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When Will the 2018 VW Golf GTI Arrive in Lincoln NE?

If you enjoy pure speed, agile handling and limitless thrills, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI promises to deliver with an upgraded powertrain and a fine-tuned model lineup that consists of the Golf GTI S, SE and Autobahn. Expected to arrive at Schworer Volkswagen in the fall of 2017, the 2018 VW Golf GTI and the rest of the award-winning Golf family have drivers chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel.

Red 2018 VW Golf GTI Rear Exterior with City in background
Black 2018 VW Golf GTI Interior with Toushcreen and Apple CarPlay

2018 VW Golf GTI Engine Options and Performance Specs

At the heart of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, you will find an upgraded 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will manufacture 220 horsepower — an improvement of 10 horsepower over standard 2017 Golf GTI editions. Married to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG® automatic transmission, the VW Golf GTI provides the perfect combination of power and efficiency. Official fuel-economy ratings for the updated VW Golf GTI have not yet been released.

To further amplify the 2018 VW Golf GTI model lineup, the stock Golf GTI S adds LED taillights, LED Daytime Running Lights, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, stop-start engine technology, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a rearview camera to the spec sheet. Drivers who want an upgrade in safety, style and performance can opt for the Golf GTI SE with a red GTI stripe, LED headlights, performance brakes, a limited-slip VAQ differential, an eight-inch touchscreen display, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert and leather interior.

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Does the thought of hitting the accelerator in a performance-tuned hatchback check all the boxes for you? Look no further than the upgraded 2018 VW Golf GTI. Armed with this overview of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI release date and design specs, you will get an in-depth look at the new and improved VW Golf GTI. Keep an eye on the Schworer Volkswagen inventory for the arrival of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI this fall!

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