2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 Performance range pricing and specification

Volkswagen Australia has launched a heavily revised and more potent performance Golf range, with three models joining the updated 2017 Golf 7.5 range of hatches and wagons.

As part of the new upgrades that began with the launch of standard Golf hatch and wagon ranges, and the newly enhanced Golf Alltrack range in July, the Golf high performance range benefits from the same suite of technology and infotainment advances premiered in the updated Golf line-up. Highlights include larger, high-resolution infotainment screens with the latest in connectivity, the availability of Active Info Display digital instrumentation and an array of additional active and passive safety system.

From launch, Volkswagen Australia has reinvigorated the Golf GTI and Golf R models, as well as introducing a new take on the fan-favourite GTI Performance, the Golf GTI Performance Edition 1, which also heralds the return of the popular three door body style.

Golf GTI

In its new 7.5 guise, the Golf GTI has been extensively upgraded. 2017 Golf GTI specification:

  • 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder turbo engine (169kW/350Nm)
  • 6 speed manual or 6 speed DSG
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Premium)
  • Discover Media 8″ navigation system with App-Connect
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • 7 airbags
  • Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
  • 18″ (Milton Keynes) alloy wheels
  • Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering

The Golf GTI can be upgraded with optional Infotainment, Drive Assistance and Luxury packages.

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI Performance.

Golf GTI Performance Edition 1

The original performance hatch has returned in the shape in which it was conceived – Volkswagen’s Golf GTI can once more be had in three door form.

As part of the renewed Golf 7.5 model line-up, 150 examples of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 will be released in August to coincide with the Australian launch of the standard Golf GTI and the Golf R.

The three-door Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 is the first in a series of limited release GTI Performance variants foreshadowed last year by the Golf GTI 40 years, a run of 500 that rapidly sold out.

Available in either White Silver or Dark Iron Blue metallic paint, the Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 gets a more powerful 180kW/370Nm 2.0 TSI engine paired exclusively with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

Key additional equipment above the 169kW GTI runs to:

  • 180kW/370Nm 2.0 TSI engine with 7 speed DSG
  • Front Differential Lock and larger disc brakes
  • 19″ (Brescia) alloy wheels
  • Honeycomb microfleece/Leatherette upholstery
  • Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • Active Info Display
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Dynamic Light Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
  • White Silver Metallic and Dark Iron Blue Metallic paint

To further sate the appetite for the GTI’s proud legion of loyal fans, each of the 150 cars comes with a complimentary Merchandise Pack of items from the GTI Collection. Valued at $340 it consists of sport bag, umbrella, cup, folding box and beach towel.

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI R.

Golf R

In its renewed “7.5” form, the 2017 Golf R now breaks the five second barrier for the 0-100km/h sprint when equipped with the new seven-speed DSG transmission and more powerful 213kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol four.

The 7.5 version of the Golf R comes standard with:

  • 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder turbo engine (213kW/380Nm)
  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • 6 speed manual or 7 speed DSG
  • Discover Pro 9.2″ navigation system with App-Connect
  • Gesture control
  • Voice control
  • Active Info Display
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Driver’s electric lumbar adjustment
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
  • Metallic/Pearl Effect paint
  • 19″ (Spielberg) alloy wheels
  • Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Premium)
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL
  • Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear

Available Golf R options are Driver’s Assistance package (which includes adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist and blind spot detection) and a panoramic sun roof.

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 Performance Range Price List (excluding on-roads)

Golf GTI
GTI 6 speed manual$41,490
GTI 6 speed DSG$43,990
GTI Performance Edition 1$47,990
Options
Metallic/pearl effect paint (GTI)$500
Driver Assistance package (GTI)$1,600
Infotainment package (GTI)$2,300
Luxury package (GTI)$3,900
Panoramic sunroof (Performance Edition 1)$1,900
Golf R
R 6 speed manual$52,990
R 7-speed DSG$55,490
Options
Driver Assistance package$1,300
Panoramic sunroof$1,900

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