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What to expect for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTIBy Product Expert | Posted in New Models & Release Dates, VW Golf GTI on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 3:22 pm
2016 VW Golf GTI standard features and options
Buying a new car is a decision people both love and hate to make. We hate spending our money, and a new car is no small purchase. We love having something new, with fresh features, a perfect paint job and the knowledge that the vehicles is starting with a fresh history. There can be little doubt the VW Golf GTI is one of the more popular options in the Volkswagen lineup, as it combines the practical necessities we know we need, with some pretty stellar features that we can’t help but desire. This year happens to be a rollover, which means the sporty styling and powerful 2.0-liter engine will continue to reign supreme at Volkswagen of Springfield, but the 2016 VW Golf GTI standard features and options sweeten the pot to make this model year even more attractive than the one before it.
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Standard features in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The sportier GTI has always been priced above the standard Golf, which is partially due to a more powerful engine and keener focus on creating a stylish aesthetic, but better standard features also set it apart. Standard features such as LED foglights, Bluetooth with audio, driving mode selection and heated front seats will continue, with a rearview camera and the new MIB II infotainment system added on for the model year. You’ll remember from earlier blogs that the MIB II infotainment system is the upgraded touchscreen console that will feature a faster processor and improved graphics. More interesting than an improvement in performance is a change in capability, with the VW Car-Net App-Connect features allowing integration of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink so motorists can access important news, navigation and radio apps to increase connectivity on the go.
As we’ve said, mechanical specs should remain the same, with the transmission options also continuing to include the standard six-speed manual or the optional six-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Better driver assistance options for the 2016 VW Golf GTI
There are certain features we feel we can’t live without in the modern automotive world, like air-conditioning and cruise control, and then there’s the ones we simply wish were more affordable. Some of the most advanced safety features are the ones that take preventative action, as we generally hope we’ll never have to find out how well the airbags work in our new vehicles. Now Volkswagen is taking features that generally come at a premium cost and is making them more affordable for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
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The previous driver assistance package came with only two additional features, which made it somewhat unappealing as far as packages go. This situation is being remedied with the optional package jumping up to include parking steering assistant, park distance control, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and autonomous braking. All these features come out to just $1,495 added on. Vehicles with the driver assistance package have earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, proving that they can be well worth the cost when it comes to avoiding an accident.
New model year options are already finding their way into the Volkswagen of Springfield inventory. Stop by the dealership to view the new models for yourself and keep checking back here at our blog for the most recent updates on VW features, models and events.