Our Group 1 Write Up: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf was originally designed to replace the iconic VW Beetle, but because of the massive success of the vehicle within two years of its launch Volkswagen also launched the first Golf GTI model variant. It was an instant hit and ever since then, a thriving Used VW Golf GTI Used Cars market was established. Today is no exception and all of the Used Golf GTI for Sale at Group 1 are quickly snapped up by the vehicles avid fan base.

Buying a Used VW Golf GTI

Every generation of the standard Golf models launched has had its GTI equivalent, with the latest MK7 being the best one yet! Due to the varying specifications of the Golf GTI Models released since its introduction in the mid-’70s, it is almost impossible to classify each model variant but we have included the latest generation model below, which also happens to be our most popular.

Current VW Golf GTI
2015 – Current

The MK 7 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the current iteration of this motoring legend and it is, as are all previous Golf GTI Models, based on the current generation of Standard VW Golf. We, of course, use the word “based” loosely as this is very much a performance car that epitomises the words hot hatch. In fact, the name hot hatch was coined to first describe the Golf GTI and it has remained relevant to this iconic vehicle build ever since.

So What’s in the Latest Golf GTI Build?

To the right, you’ll see a number of VW Golf GTI Specs that are sure to impress, but it must be remembered that the GTI is more than just a sporty hatchback. It is also a great family car, it just has those aggressive undertones that help make it more than your average runabout. Take a look at these standard Golf GTI features found in most post-2015 models:

  • 8″ Composition Media Radio
  • 18″ Milton Keynes alloy wheels with diamond-turned surface
  • Electronic differential lock (XDS)
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights with dynamic cornering function
  • Vienna leather sports seats in front
  • GTI honeycomb front grille
  • Climatronic 2 zone airconditioner with an allergen filter
  • Front fog lamps with cornering lights function

Did You Know? The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been awarded the Car and Driver 10Best award 12 times in a row, with the last time being in 2018. Previous awards also include the South African Car of the Year in 2010 and the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year.

Current VW Golf GTI at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0 TSI Turbocharged Petrol


  • 6-speed DSG®


  • 0 – 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds

Top Speed

  • 248 km/h

Power Output

  • 169kW @ 4700 – 6200 rpm


  • 350Nm @ 1500 – 4600 rpm


When it comes to 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Golf GTI Models there are a number of frequently asked questions we often are asked to address. For your convenience we have included some of them below:

Q: What safety features are found in the Golf GTI?
A: In the latest Golf GTI the following safety features all come as standard: Driver and passenger front airbags with a knee airbag for the driver, front side airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, progressive steering, ISOFIX child seat preparation, a high level brake light, cruise control with speed limiter, fatigue detection (Rest Assist) and high beam control (Light Assist).

Q: What Golf GTI Colours are available?
A: The latest Golf GTI Models are sold in the following colours: Atlantic Blue Metallic, Dark Iron Blue Metallic, Indium Gray Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Deep Black Pearlescent, Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl Effect, Pure White and Tornado Red.

Q: What are the dimensions of the Golf GTI?
A: The dimensions of the latest Golf GTI are as follows:

Length: 4268 mm
Width: 1799 mm
Height: 1482 mm
Wheelbase: 2626 mm

Q: What is the luggage space of the Golf GTI?
A: The luggage space in the newest Golf GTI Models is 380 litres.

Q: What is the fuel tank capacity of the Golf GTI?
A: The fuel tank capacity of the Golf GTI is currently 50 litres.

Used VW Golf GTI Prices

From 1976 until today the Golf GTI has been one of the mainstay vehicles in the hot hatch vehicle class. The wide range of vehicles manufactured over the years means that there are varying VW Golf GTI Prices available across all model types. Of course, these prices are based on the age, specifications, additional extras, mileage, condition and model type, but the one thing we will always guarantee is that we will offer you the best quality GTI vehicles at the best possible Volkswagen Golf GTI Prices – Always!

Please contact us regarding any vehicles on this page at one of our following Group 1 Pre-owned Cars Showrooms:

Used Golf GTI in the Western Cape

Used Golf GTI for Sale in the Western Cape, and specifically Cape Town, are very much in demand. If you would like to test drive or find out more about any of the vehicles on this page please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
044 302 2600

Used Golf GTI for Sale in Gauteng

Take a look at our large range of quality Used VW Golf GTI for Sale in Gauteng when you’re looking for the best vehicles at the best prices. Visit us at:

Group 1 at The Glen
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
011 312 2678

Used Golf GTI for Sale in the Eastern Cape

Between our two branches in the Eastern Cape, we have the Used Golf GTI Market covered! Call or visit us at any one of the following Group 1 Used cars Showrooms in the Eastern Cape:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
041 994 1800

If you don’t have a Group 1Dealership near you, you can still take advantage of the amazing prices of all of the Used VW Golf GTI for Sale on this page thanks to our nationwide vehicle delivery service. Contact us to find out more!

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