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What Does GTI Stand For?

Rear view of a 2020 VW Golf GTI

Any driver taking the time to compare Volkswagen Golf models is going to run across the VW Golf GTI, so they might end up wondering, “What does GTI stand for in VW models?” That’s easy enough – GTI stands for Grand Tourer Injection. As the name suggests, any model with GTI at the end should have a little more power beneath the hood.

If you’d like to know what makes VW GTI models so special, simply read on for our quick but comprehensive look at the VW lineup.



What is the History of the Golf GTI?

VW models have built their reputation on combining dependable reliability with smooth performance and state-of-the-art engineering. With a GTI model, that’s all taken up a notch.

The original term was ‘Italian Gran Turismo Iniezione,’ and it let drivers know the vehicle would be a fuel-injected variant capable of higher power than its rivals. As time went on, the term was adapted to mean ‘Grand Tourer Injection’ and became synonymous with new models like the VW Golf GTI. You’ll now find direct fuel-injection systems fitted with vehicles across the lineup, but GTI is still used to highlight VW models that are able to deliver everything from superior power to track-like handling.

What Makes the Golf GTI Stand Out?

Now you know what GTI stands for and what it means, you should check out how that translates to the VW Golf GTI.

This popular VW Golf configuration uses top-of-the-line engineering to deliver a blend of exceptional power and strong efficiency scores. Highlights include:

  • 2.0L Turbo Engine: Uses direct injection technology to command up to 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-Speed DSG® Transmission: Uses paddle shifters for swift and seamless changing with minimal fuel consumption
  • Ventilated Disc Brakes: Provides outstanding stopping power and stands out with signature GTI logos on the calipers

How Much is a GTI Volkswagen? Find Out by Visiting Platinum Volkswagen Today!

So, what is GTI? It’s a way to highlight our most thrilling vehicles, and you can find out more by visiting our showroom today. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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