What Does GTI Stand for on VW Models?

April 13th, 2022 by
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Speeding Down Road

If you are new to the world of Volkswagen, you might be asking yourself a question: “what does GTI stand for?” or “what is GTI?” GTI is short for VW Grand Touring Injection and it refers to the direct fuel injection system on the VW Golf GTI. Want to learn more about GTI and what it can do for you? Wynn Volkswagen is the Volkswagen destination that’s ready to make more informed car shoppers in Collegeville.

What is GTI?

Volkswagen first debuted GTI technology over 40 years ago when it released the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This new direct fuel injection system was made to handle long-distance trips while keeping consistent performance. While GTI was initially tested in certain Gran Turismo Italian models, it then found a home in the Volkswagen Golf before being adopted by other forward-minded manufacturers. What do you get with direct fuel injection? This is what you can get:

  • More power
  • Cleaner emissions
  • Increased fuel economy 

This is what makes the VW Golf MPG so impressive compared to the competition, and it’ll help you travel farther without you having to go to the pump too often.

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? 

For over 40 years, drivers in Phoenixville and King of Prussia who want to get a more fuel efficient drive that’s still fun pick a GTI vehicle. The Volkswagen Golf GTI carries on the legacy of this incredible technology, but how much is a Volkswagen with GTI? See for yourself in this list:

  • 2022 VW Golf GTI S: $29,545 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf GTI SE: $34,295 MSRP*
  • 2022 VW Golf Autobahn: $37,995 MSRP*

This is what you can expect out of the VW Golf GTI performance-wise:

2022 Golf GTI engine specs:

  • 2.0L Turbo 
  • 228 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 city/32 hwy EPA-estimated mpg
  • VAQ front limited-slip differential
  • Drive Mode Selection
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Available DCC® adaptive chassis control

Find Your VW Golf GTI at Wynn Volkswagen

You’ve gotten your guide to GTI. What comes next? Wynn Volkswagen would love to have you take a test drive of one of these incredible models for yourself. We’re right here in Norristown, meaning we’re likely not too far from where you are. Contact us today and we’ll help you make the right decision.


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