2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Springfield MO
It’s not difficult to see why the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Springfield MO has long been a favorite with VW fans. Not only does the model benefit from stylish additions to both its interior and exterior, such as a honeycomb grille with red accent and sport side skirts, but it also has a more spirited ride that the standard Golf, making it a fun choice without costing much more money. For the increase in price, it not only gets a potent powertrain, but better standard features for an upgrade in comfort and style.
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI can’t be discussed without mentioning its performance, which is impressive for its segment. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine which puts out 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Those seeking more will find the Performance Package not only boosts the horsepower up by 10hp, but also adds on larger vented disc brakes and a VAQ limited-slip differential lock, which provides an overall better sense of handling for drivers.
What’s the obvious reason to look at the Golf GTI? It’s performance, of course. The model has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which delivers 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An available Performance Package boosts the horsepower up to 220 horsepower for more oomph.
An energetic powertrain is enough to entice many shoppers to choose the GTI over the standard Golf, but it’s also a model with a hefty amount of standard features to tempt motorists. Standard is the new 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system, bringing with it App-Connect for improved smartphone features.
One of the main benefits of driving a hatchback is improved cargo space since the seats fold flat and give full access to the interior space, unlike a standard sedan’s trunk. The Golf GTI has 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are upright, but this expand to 52.7 cubic feet with the seats folded flat.
Test drive the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Napleton Volkswagen Springfield
Some say the European styling of Volkswagen models is a bit subtle, but we think that’s one of their benefits. When you visit the Napleton Volkswagen Springfield dealership, you’ll notice the sophisticated styling of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI, even if you aren’t quite sure what it is about the model that has you enamored. Is it the metallic tones of the paint? The stylish 18-inch Austin alloy wheels? There’s much to love about the vehicle just on sight, but you’ll feel right at home as soon as you sit in the cabin. Its Clark Plaid seats are a signature in the GTI, but the leather upgrade provides a premium feel too.
Other standard features in the VW Golf GTI include LED foglights, the new second-generation MIB II infotainment system with a 6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and App-Connect features, Bluetooth with audio, a rearview camera system, a USB port, driving mode selection a multi-function sport steering wheel, ambient door trim lighting and heated front seats. This model is not only well-stocked with features, in addition to having an impressive engine, but practical interior space and a responsive driving dynamic. Don’t just take our word for it, stop by Napleton Volkswagen Springfield and take it for a test drive to see for yourself.