New Updates for the 2022 VW Golf GTI

Sreenidh Dhurjati

Coming to a dealership near you, the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI is getting a lot more features for its standard trim.

The performance-oriented GTI is getting new 19-inch wheels as a standard feature, which was previously only exclusive for higher-end trim GTIs. Additionally, the hot hatch gets a new honeycomb grille that encompasses X-shaped LED fog lights to provide further illumination on the road.

Inside, Volkswagen is doing what many other car companies are doing. The GTI is ditching the outdated analog dashboard for a new liquid crystal display (LCD) dashboard. The steering wheel also gets a heating feature as standard with touch-sensitive buttons. It'll also get an upgraded Harman Kardon audio system. Under the hood, it'll most likely be a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Expect the hot hatch to come near the end of 2021 at a starting price of around $28,595.

Sreenidh Dhurjati

Sreenidh is currently a high school student attending school in Southern California. As an aspiring engineering and entrepreneur, he hopes to change the world at the intersection of environmental science and automotive technology. He also has a strong passion for journalism, and enjoys writing articles for numerous different outlets. In his free time, he loves to learn about upcoming cars, work on his personal blog, and watch Disney+.