Spotlight: New 2022 VW Golf GTI | Cincinnati, OH
Looking for a fun-to-drive hatchback in Cincinnati that delivers exhilarating performance and trendy style? Check out the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Joseph Volkswagen of Cincinnati. 2022 is a big year for the VW Golf GTI because it’s the launch of its eighth generation. What does that mean for drivers like you? More technology, greater power, and a reorganized cockpit. Here’s a look at why the new Volkswagen Golf GTI is the best one yet.
A Thrill To Drive
At the heart of the Golf GTI is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine. Thanks to its turbocharger and clever reengineering this year, the motor now makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque — both noteworthy increases over prior years. As its name suggests, the Golf GTI is a version of the Golf compact car that uses a “Grand Touring Injection” unit for more efficient power production and higher MPG rates.
Fans of gripping a stick shift when piloting the Golf GTI will be happy to know that a manual transmission is still standard on this hot hatch. Or, if you prefer, the evo4 can be paired with a 7-speed DSG® dual-clutch transmission with Tiptronic® that uses start-stop functionality.
This Golf GTI also offers better handling with a lighter curb weight, a smoother suspension, and even a torque-sensing limited-slip differential.
The Golf GTI carries over its hatchback-inspired build with a few exterior styling tweaks this year but is longer and lower in its dimensions. And of course, the GTI still bears its iconic red badging.
You’ll notice that the fascia bears the biggest changes, with the low grille being even wider and more pronounced now. The row of headlamps and Volkswagen badging now cut a straight, sharp line across the front that emphasizes the raked hood. The LED daytime running lights and taillights are now more stretched and angular than before.
A Driver-Focused Interior
Settle into the new, bolstered sport seats in the 2022 Golf GTI and enjoy the ride. Their vivid red GTI stitching and optional two-tone Vienna leather wrapping reflect the sporty spirit of this hot hatch. Ambient lighting is standard on the 2022 GTI, letting you fill set the mood in your cabin, whether that’s fierce and feisty or cool and calm. Or, let the natural light shine through the power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof.
The placement of the shifter and pedals are precise for optimal driver comfort. The redesigned, heated multifunction sport steering wheel provides simple-to-use touch controls to manipulate settings on the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster and MIB3 infotainment screen without having to take your hands off the wheel. Use Wireless App-Connect to sync your phone and play your favorite tunes through the available Harman Kardon premium audio system.
Passenger and cargo space are generous in the Golf GTI, and the floor of the trunk can raise or lower to maximize storage room as needed.
If you like cutting-edge driving technology, you’ll love the IQ.DRIVE® driver assistance package available on the 2022 Golf GTI. It offers intuitive tools to make driving in Cincinnati easier and less stressful, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Monitor, and Lane Assist. With these functions on the lookout, you’ll have a better view of your surroundings when in crowded downtown traffic or driving down I-75 and I-71.
Park Distance Control is standard and is especially useful for squeezing into a parallel parking spot on the street when you’re headed to a Reds or Bengals game.
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI puts its best foot forward this year, flaunting enhanced style, power, and technology. See why this hot hatch continues to reflect the brand’s racing heritage when you take it for a test drive at Joseph Volkswagen of Cincinnati.