The GTI is Volkswagen's well-known hot hatch. Building on the practicality and understated look of the Golf hatchback, the GTI bakes in serious performance, adding more power and handling that embarrasses many more expensive vehicles. High-tech suspension and drivetrain options make the GTI even more quick and nimble. Plaid sport seats and a golf ball-shaped shifter are a time machine trip back to the original Rabbit GTI of the 1980s.
The model was briefly renamed to Golf GTI between 2009 and 2019.