Performance Edition to be standard fare on 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI will come as standard with the Performance upgrade previously only specified for the GTI Performance Edition.

Having stated its intent to release a GTI Performance Edition 2 in the third quarter of this year to follow 2017’s sold out first edition, Volkswagen has instead made all GTIs performance grade.

With the 169kW GTI no longer available, Volkswagen Australia was able to standardise the technical specification of the Performance Edition for all GTIs.

While pricing and equipment for the MY19 range is being finalised, the current GTI range remains on drive away with pricing as follows:

GTI – $41,490/$43,990 (manual/DSG)
GTI Performance Edition 1 – $47,990

Available for order next month ahead of October delivery, the 2019 Golf GTIs come standard with equipment previously reserved for Performance Editions including the 180kW/370Nm tune of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol four, 7-speed wet-clutch DSG, electro-mechanical front differential lock and the ventilated front and rear disc brake package from the Golf R.

While a three door GTI is still to be had in GTI Original form while stock lasts, the 2019 Golf GTI has five doors. Stocks of manual three and five door GTIs remain.

Along with details on the 2019 GTI, Volkswagen also said that an announcement about the GTI TCR, unveiled at this month’s Worthersee festival, will be made next month.

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