Three quarter front view of a Golf GTI

The All-New 2022 Golf GTI

The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.

The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year.

    • Acceleration**0-100 km/h in 6.4s1
    • Horsepower241 hp
    • Torque273 lb-ft
    • Transmission6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG


    Three quarter front view of a Golf GTI
    *US model shown

    8th generation of an icon 

    The GTI is a 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+*when equipped with High Beam Control (Light Assist). It doesn’t stop there! It’s also’s 2022 Sports Car (4-cylinder engine) of the Year, and The Car Guide’s 2022 New Car of the Year. Get full-on performance and an added sense of safety with this hot hatch.

    ♢2022 IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” is based on “good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests plus no less than an “acceptable” rating for standard headlights, and no less than an “advanced” rating for both front crash prevention tests. For vehicle test details visit

    Interior of the Golf GTI cabin with the signature red line illuminated
    *European model shown

    Keep up with new tech 

    New tech features including Head-Up Display and Travel Assist. 

    Interior of the Golf GTI cabin, showing the racing-style front bucket seats
    *European model shown

    The views are just as good inside 

    All-new integrated headrests on classic plaid cloth or leather seating. 

    Design and comfort

    The best of both worlds

    Sporty charisma

    When there is a red line stretching across the front, and the radiator grille features a honeycomb design and black air intakes, there can just be three letters on the badge: GTI. Slim LED headlights, a strikingly unique bumper and extended rocker panels add even more character to this legendary model. At the back, the roof spoiler and chrome-plated exhaust pipes are essential features, while the LED tail light clusters leave a unique signature for those in your wake.


    It’s all about performance

    Power in perfect balance

    The “EA888” 2.0L turbocharged engine in the Golf GTI has an impressive 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, propelling the car to 100 km/h in as little as 6.2 seconds.* With a broad power band, you’ll enjoy instant response everywhere from city streets to winding country roads. The standard “VAQ” electronically-controlled limited slip differential helps puts the driver in full control with sure-footed traction even in the challenging conditions.

     *Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.  

    Technology and convenience

    The latest tech for GTI

    Tech at a glance

    The available Head-Up Display (HUD) in the GTI puts all the most important information right in front of you to keep your eyes fixed on the road ahead. When enabled, part of the windshield becomes a projection surface to display speed, navigation instructions, and information from various driver assistance systems. 


    Discover total peace of mind in the palm of your hand with the drive-changing, confidence-inspiring and convenient features of Car-Net®.4
    – Control select features in your Golf GTI with Remote Access
    – Find parking and locate your Golf GTI with Location Services
    – Get the help you need when you're on the road
    – Set boundary, curfew, speed, and valet alerts for your Golf GTI
    – Get vehicle health reports and service reminders

    See feature details

    Car-Net® app being used on a phone with a VW car in the background

    IQ. Drive

    The collection of intelligent safety and driver assistance features can keep you confident on any road. 

    Your commute, simplified

    Travel Assist** is an advanced driver assistance system combining Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control designed to help keep your vehicle positioned in its lane and at a constant distance from the vehicle ahead of you. It uses a pre-set following distance to automatically make adjustments based on the surrounding traffic, but you’ll need to keep your hands on the steering wheel for the feature to operate.

    **Driver assistance feature.  Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road and safe driving at all times.  See owner’s manual for important information and feature limitations.