The 2017 Golf GTI Sees Some Important Changes

2017 Golf GTI

For 2017, the Golf GTI is undergoing some important changes. Among those changes is a Light Assist feature that delivers automatic high beams to the Driver Assistance Package on the Autobahn trim. With the Golf GTI Performance Package, Ventura drivers can benefit from electronically controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential that is now standard on the SE, Sport, and Autobahn trim levels. In addition, DCC adaptive damping will now come standard on the Autobahn trim.

Safety Features

For 2017, the Autobahn trim will also now include the addition of standard Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Forward Collision Warning. Bi-xenon headlamps with LEDs and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert are also included. Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Steering Assistant, and High Beam Control will also be added to the available Driver Assistance Package. With the High Beam Control feature, high beams will automatically be turned on above 40 mph whenever the system detects a low chance of hitting oncoming traffic with bright lights.

2017 Golf GTI Engine Changes

The new engine on the Golf GTI is specifically designed to be lighter while reducing fiction. The reduction in weight was achieved due to a combination of streamlined components, compact design, and the use of lightweight materials. By making a reduction from eight to four crankshaft counterweights, VW was able to drop the weight on the engine even more. Using roller bearings for the balancer shafts in the engine also helped reduce internal friction. Not only does the compact engine improve the coolant operation, it allows for improved thermal management for the exhaust system. As a result, the efficiency is improved and the engine is capable of withstanding even extremely high exhaust temperatures.

Test Drive One Today!

Are you interested in taking the 2017 Golf GTI out for a test drive? Schedule a time with our sales team at Ventura Volkswagen in Ventura, California.