Why Reviewers are Loving the Brand-New VW Golf

March 21st, 2022 by

2022 VW Golf GTI

It’s Officially Been Named One of Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022

Although Volkswagen is mainly concerned with making cars that satisfy drivers and their families, it’s always nice to hear when you make another “best of” list. After all, good press is good for business.

So, it’s with great pleasure that we’re able to announce the all-new Mk8 VW Golf GTI was named one of Autotrader’s best new cars for 2022.

Not to sound overconfident, but it’s not a surprise that the new VW Golf for sale is getting this kind of attention. Everyone knows the bar is outrageously high when it comes to the GTI. VW set the tone decades ago in the mid-1970s when the very first Golf GTI was released.

It was a fun and speedy drive then. It’s a fun and speedy drive now.

The big difference between the past and the present is how much VW has amped up the technology and boosted the aesthetics. The new VW Golf GTI has truly outdone itself in terms of performance, features, and design.

The 2022 VW Golf GTI – A Hatchback for the Ages

What’s cool about the all-new VW Golf is that it’s both brand new and familiar at the same time. Drivers will recognize the trademark body, the stout front end, and, of course, the signature hatchback. However, this new iteration of the VW Golf GTI has been painstakingly redesigned from tip to tail.

The exterior panels of the VW Golf GTI have been updated to give the vehicle a leaner, more aggressive look. Drivers will notice the X-shaped formation of honeycomb lights and redesigned LED headlamps on the front end, which gives the GTI some illuminated distinction. People in oncoming traffic will spot the new VW Golf coming from a mile away. Additionally, VW designers worked in the signature red GTI line, which is a throwback element from the Mk1. The overall effect is a meaner, more dangerous version of this lovable little hatchback.

VW designers also gave the interior a brand-new look and feel with some key technological upgrades. Most notably, Digital Cockpit Pro streamlines all those clunky knobs and buttons down to electronic elegance. Adjusting the air or changing the station on your satellite radio is one touch away on an expansive touchscreen. And if you’re a fan of customizing the interior look of your vehicle, then you’re going to love the mood lighting feature which allows you to pick from a spectrum of 30 configurable colors. This is a vehicle that is bursting with personality.

Super Quick and Oh So Powerful

We know what people expect when they buy a VW Golf GTI – pure unadulterated speed. Running on a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine that can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission, drivers will be able to leave all their competitors in the dust. The VW Golf GTI features 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque, ensuring you’re never left behind on the fastest of freeways. This puppy was made for the autobahn, and it shows.

And if being speedy wasn’t enough, the VW Golf GTI is one of the most agile cars ever invented. The engineers at VW improved the stability, precision handling, and cornering grip from the Mk7, which allows this latest iteration of the Golf to tackle any hairpin turn and curve you throw in front of it. You will always feel in complete control.

A Highlight Reel of Features

VW designers and engineers pulled out all the stops for outfitting the all-new VW Golf for sale with safety and convenience features. When we say this car is fully loaded – we mean it. Here are some of the top-rated features that drivers and reviewers are loving in the VW Golf GTI.

  • VW Cockpit Pro
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • LED fog lights/headlights/taillights
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Signature puddle lighting
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Driving mode selection
  • VAQ limited-slip front differential lock
  • Climatronic temperature regulation
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • IQ.Drive driver assistance feature package
  • VW Car Net (remote commands)
  • 4 USB-C ports, 2 front data ports and 2 rear charging ports

Ready to Test Drive the Brand-New VW Golf? Visit the VW Clear Lake Dealership!

We’ve been teasing the arrival of the 2022 VW Golf GTI for some time now, so it’s with great pleasure that we’re able to announce that we finally have them on the lot and are ready to test drive. To find a local Volkswagen dealer near you, either search the phrase “Volkswagen near me” or come directly to the VW Clear Lake dealership. We are conveniently located at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston.

In addition to having the VW Golf for sale, we also carry a wide assortment of new cars, used cars, and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. If you’re looking for the best used car dealerships near you, VW Clear Lake Can help you find the perfect Volkswagen for you and your family that fits your budget.

To contact your local Volkswagen dealer to set up an appointment, schedule a test drive, or to ask a question about one of our vehicles, simply call (832) 432-7969 or email us directly using the contact form on our website.

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