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Technical data Golf GTI, Golf GTD, Golf Variant, Issue: 09.11.2017

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  • 03/27/18
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    Volkswagen in customer sport Milestone: Hundredth Golf GTI TCR handed over in Autostadt

    When a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in full racing regalia is to be found alongside perfectly polished production models of the Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Passat, Arteon, Tiguan and T-Roc in the striking, futuristic handover towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, then there hast to be a special reason. Instead of being handed over at Volkswagen Motorsport in Hannover, as is customary, a special honour was bestowed upon the 100th model of the 257 kW / 350 hp Golf GTI TCR: a handover in Autostadt.
  • 10/24/17
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    Personalisation – individual settings on demand Arteon, T-Roc, Golf & Co. "recognise" their drivers

    People are different. Some are tall, others are short; some like loud rock music, others may prefer classical; some actually freeze in summer, while others are too warm even in winter. If a number of people share one and the same car, each change of driver involves setting, altering and adjusting preferences. Now Volkswagen is putting a stop to all this. "Personalisation" in the true meaning of the word is the key here: the individual settings are allocated to a user name – Driver1, for example – and the respective car key activates them automatically. The personalisation function is already available for the new T-Roc and Arteon as well as all versions of the current Golf, Touran, Tiguan and Passat. As soon as these Volkswagen models are fitted with the feature known as driving profile selection and/or (depending on the model) with a memory function for the driver's seat, personalisation is also included.
  • 10/18/17
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    Let the sunshine in! The panoramic sunroof is a re-interpretation of the legendary folding soft top

    The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colour, and fall is making its appearance. Despite the season, a lot of Volkswagens are still bright as in summer. There is a tradition here. Ever since the company's early years, intelligent roof systems have been capturing the light of the sun even in wintertime. As early as in 1950, Volkswagen began to offer the Beetle with a folding sunroof. In the mid-1990s, this roof concept was refined in the Lupo and Polo with electrically actuated versions. Today, transparent panoramic sunroofs are experiencing a boom. They are available for all Volkswagen models – from the small up! and new Polo to the large Touareg and new Arteon.
  • 09/06/17
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    GTI meet in Wolfsburg: Coming Home 2017 – Part 2

    GTI – these three initials have stood for sport and high performance at Volkswagen for more than four decades. But they also stand for an active fan community that spans the globe. That's because the enthusiasm for this cult favourite Volkswagen performer continues to this day. To mark the end of this year's season – following the GTI meet at Wörthersee lake in May – Volkswagen is inviting fans of the Golf GTI to the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg on Saturday, 16 September 2017. A special highlight: fans will have the opportunity to drive their own Golf GTI in a procession through the factory in which the first GTI rolled from the assembly line 41 years ago. 
  • 08/30/17
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    Bye bye, hay fever! Volkswagen's "Air Care Climatronic" cleans the air

    Happily driving along, everyone in the car is in a good mood. Summer landscapes, forests and meadows pass by outside. But then the tranquillity is shattered by a shrill sneezing from the passenger compartment; the children rub their eyes and now the driver is sneezing, too. Trees, grass, pollen. Hay fever. These are all typical summer ordeals. According to the German Allergy Sufferers and Asthma Association (DAAB), about 20 per cent of all Germans will develop a pollen allergy in the course of their lives. One of the numerous allergy triggers are fungal spores, which are often present in outdoor air in the summer and autumn. In the light of this, Volkswagen has developed a special automatic climate control system, which prevents these pollutants from entering the car: "Air Care Climatronic".
  • 07/06/17
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    Awards for Volkswagen from April to June

    Plus X Award 2017: Volkswagen named 'Most Innovative Brand 2017' once again.
  • 03/10/17
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    The new Golf GTI Performance is now available to order

    Genuine GTI enthusiasts can now configure and order the vehicle of their dreams. The new Golf GTI Performance with 180 kW/245 PS is optionally available with 6-speed manual gearbox or a new 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). The sporty compact car impresses with its high lateral and longitudinal dynamics due to the combination of smooth power delivery, perfect chassis tuning and, not least, the electronic front differential lock. Prices for the Golf GTI Performance start from 32,475 euros (with 6-speed manual gearbox).
  • 02/23/17
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    Volkswagen launches international marketing campaign for the new Golf

    The international marketing campaign for the new Golf and its derivatives Golf GTI, Golf GTD, Golf Estate and Golf Alltrack begins at the end of February 2017. The campaign kicks off in Germany, followed by the rollout in several other European markets. The 360-degree campaign comprises a TV spot, print ads, digital measures and billboard ads.
  • 12/22/16
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    Other versions of the new Golf can now be ordered

    Now it is possible to order nearly all versions of the new Golf. This also means that pre-sales have launched for the entry-level version with 63 kW / 85 PS. The Golf 1.0 TSI Trendline at this power level costs €17,850 – its price has not risen one cent despite substantially improved features. In addition, it is now also possible to order the Golf 2.0 TDI 4MOTION all-wheel specialist and the Golf R which now has a power output of 228 kW / 310 PS. Since the beginning of December it has been possible to configure all Golf and Golf Variant models of the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline equipment lines as well as the Golf Alltrack and the Golf GTI.
  • 12/02/16
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    Pre-sales have started: 2017 model year Golf can be ordered now

    Volkswagen is heralding the pre-Christmas holidays with an automotive highlight: customers can now configure and order the further perfected best-selling model in Germany. The entry-level price of the new edition is staying constant, even though the base version now includes the Composition Colour infotainment system (6.5-inch colour display), newly conceptualised full-LED tail lights and an upgraded interior as standard. € 17,850 is the price for the Golf 1.0 TSI* Trendline with an efficient 63 kW / 85 PS powerplant. At the next higher power level with 81 kW / 110 PS, the price of the Golf 1.0 TSI is € 19,625. The new Golf Variant is also launching in parallel, starting at a price of € 21,575 for the 1.0 TSI with 81 kW / 110 PS. A very exclusive version of the Variant is the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack with a striking all-terrain look; it too can be ordered now. The range of models being offered at the pre-sales launch is rounded out by the TGI models with a natural gas drive (hatchback and Variant versions) as well as the Golf GTI with a power output of 169 kW / 230 PS (instead of 162 kW / 220 PS).
  • 11/10/16
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    World premiere in Wolfsburg: Volkswagen presents the new Golf

    Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf at the brand's tower in Wolfsburg today. Key features: enhanced design, new engine technologies, new assistance systems and a new generation of infotainment systems. As a world first in the compact class, the top-of-the-range "Discover Pro" infotainment system can be operated by gesture control. With its 9.2-inch screen it forms a conceptual and visual entity with the Active Info Display (digital instrument panel), which is also new to the Golf. The updated Golf is one of the first compact cars to be available with semi-automated driving functions, for instance, the new Traffic Jam Assist function can guide the Volkswagen in stop-and-go traffic.

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12/29/17
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The perfect trio

05/19/17
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Three letters. One lake. Since 1982.

Postcard idyll set against an Alpine backdrop, tranquil villages nestling along the shores, but once a year things really start to seethe at Lake Wörth or Wörthersee as it is known in German. Then, the tranquil town of Reifnitz is turned into a giant automobile playground and for days the visitors eyes are lit up with G – T – I.

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