What Does GTI Stand For?

VW GTI Headlight and Grille

If you’ve yet to experience the thrill of driving a Volkswagen, you may be asking yourself, “What does GTI stand for?” GTI, or Grand Touring Injection, is a shorthand Volkswagen uses to signify its direct fuel injection system, available on the VW Golf GTI. Curious about how this feature could affect your daily Egg Harbor Township adventures? Let’s learn more about what is GTI and what it can do for you. 

What is GTI?

Volkswagen first deployed GTI technology over 40 years ago in the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This new direct fuel injection system was developed to power long-distance journeys without sacrificing performance, ensuring an exhilarating drive for miles and miles. While GTI was originally tested in certain Gran Turismo Italian models, it soon found a home in the Volkswagen Golf, before becoming more common across other forward-thinking manufacturers as well. 

Direct fuel injection systems allow engines to burn fuel more efficiently, resulting in many advantages for Atlantic City drivers, including:

  • More power
  • Cleaner emissions
  • Increased fuel economy 

This is why the VW Golf mpg specs stand out against the competition, and can help you travel farther with fewer trips to the pump in Wildwood. 

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? 

For over four decades, the GTI designation has appealed to Millville drivers who want an eco-friendly ride that’s still fun to drive. The 2020 VW Golf is proud to house this thrilling technology, but how much is a GTI Volkswagen? Depending on which Golf trim level you choose, the answer may differ: 

  • 2020 VW Golf GTI S: $28,595 MSRP
  • 2020 VW Golf GTI SE: $32,195 MSRP
  • 2020 VW Golf GTI Autobahn: $36,495 MSRP

Choosing a Golf GTI opens the road ahead to endless adventures, thanks to a powerful, efficient engine that’s ready to go. Experience true performance and get ready for speed. 

2020 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

Shop for the VW Golf GTI at Atlantic Volkswagen

Now that you know what GTI stands for, come experience this technology in person at Atlantic Volkswagen! Once you get behind the wheel of the 2020 VW Golf GTI, you’ll fully understand what is GTI and why you need this tech in your life. Our knowledgeable sales team is here to answer any questions about GTI or any other aspect of driving a Volkswagen, so contact us today to get started!

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