What Does GTI Stand For?

2019 VW GTI Headlight and Grille

During your new car search, you may have noticed that some models in the Volkswagen lineup have GTI variants, such as the VW Golf and VW Golf GTI. If so, you may be asking the question, “Just what does GTI stand for in VW models anyway?” GTI stands for “Grand Tourer Injection,” which designates the performance-inspired options produced by the Volkswagen brand. If you are interested in learning more about VW GTI models, Auffenberg Volkswagen has the details. Let’s take a closer look at what these vehicles have to offer East St. Louis drivers.

Volkswagen GTI History

Volkswagen vehicles have a reputation for exceptional performance and quality, and GTI models go above and beyond the rest of the lineup. Originally, the term “Italian Gran Turismo Iniezione” was used to identify a fuel-injected variant that boosted power output. Over the years, that designation transformed into “Grand Tourer Injection” and became associated with models like the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Direct fuel injection systems can be found on many vehicles today, but the GTI label is still used to highlight Volkswagen models that offer optimal performance and handling.

Golf GTI

You know what does GTI stand for in VW cars, but do you know what vehicles offer this technology? You will want to take a look at the Golf GTI. What makes this variant of the beloved Volkswagen Golf so popular with critics and Madison drivers alike? It’s impressive fuel efficiency and power, along with its innovative features and athletic styling are just the start. Here is what you can expect from the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

  • The 2.0L turbo engine features direct injection technology. It produces up to 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque when the right fuel is used.
  • A set of ventilated disc brakes delivers optimal braking power. They also feature eye-catching signature GTI logos on the calipers.
  • The 7-speed DSG® transmission includes the option for paddle shifters, so you are in total control.
  • Opt for sophisticated amenities like the Fender® Premium Audio System and SiriusXM All Access to take your Caseyville commute to the next level.
  • For added peace of mind, you can equip your Golf GTI with Pedestrian Monitoring and VW Car-Net® Security & Service.
2019 VW GTI Calipers with GTI Logo

Explore the Volkswagen Golf GTI Today

Now that you know a little more about Volkswagen GTI technology, we’re sure you will want to experience it in person. To set up a test drive, contact us today. You can also explore the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. We look forward to helping you find the Volkswagen vehicle of your dreams while learning more about the origin of Volkswagen car names.

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