2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Elgin, IL

A white Volkswagen Golf GTI drives away from the camera, highlighting the GTI letters under the left taillight.

Year after year, the Volkswagen Golf GTI continues to impress and reinforce its reputation as a premium, high-performance hatchback. Now in its seventh generation, the GTI sets high standards for itself but somehow manages to continually surpass them. The 2019 model is no different, with a variety of finely-tuned, upgraded specs and features coming together to elevate an already smooth, satisfying driving experience to the next level.

Also making an appearance this year is a unique trim called the Rabbit Edition. This is a throwback to the original 1984 GTI, which was known as Rabbit in the U.S. market. Falling between the base S and the mid-level SE, this special-edition model brings some unique stylistic touches with a black trim for the wheels, spoiler, and mirrors, along with Rabbit badges for the seats.




Tubocharged 2.0L TSI® Engine 8” glass touchscreen display LED taillights and headlights with AFS
228 Horsepower Touchscreen navigation system Clark Plaid seating surfaces
258 lb-ft. of Torque Fender® Premium Audio System Interior ambient lighting
7-speed DSG® Transmission Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD) 18” alloy wheels

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Trim levels

The 2019 Golf GTI comes in four trims: S, Rabbit Edition, SE, and Autobahn. The S includes features like Driving Mode Selection, VAQ front limited-slip differential, and VW Car-Net® App-Connect. Moving up to the special Rabbit edition gets you, along with the visual elements mentioned earlier, LED headlights, Clark Plaid cloth seating surfaces, and keyless access with a push-button start. Above that, the SE adds in the 8” touchscreen sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and leather seating surfaces. Finally, the top-end Autobahn trim comes outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), dual-zone climate control, and an 8” touchscreen navigation system.

To learn more, or to experience these upgrades for yourself by scheduling a test drive, contact us today at Elgin VW in Illinois by clicking here.

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