2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI North Charleston SC

Red 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI parked in front of city

When you think of a hot hatch, which model comes to mind first? It should be the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, available here at your North Charleston SC dealership, Stokes Volkswagen. This model has a long heritage and is said to be one of the very first models to earn the term, “hot hatch.” Don’t be fooled though. In the decades it has been available to shoppers in the U.S., a whole lot has changed. By which we mean the model is more potent than any option before it. Horsepower for this model year has been boosted to 220, from 210 in 2017.

Other updates to the 2018 VW Golf? The model now has standard LED daytime running lights and taillights, plus LED headlights on all but the base trim. Flashier, more powerful and just as roomy as ever, you’ll love the GTI.

2018 VW Golf GTI Trims

For 2018, there are three trims for the 2018 VW Golf GTI: S, SE and Autobahn. The base trim level comes standard with LED foglights, VW Car-Net App-Connect with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Bluetooth with audio streaming, a rearview camera system, Driving Mode Selection, a performance monitor, interior ambient accent lighting, cloth seating with Clark Plaid upholstery and heated front seats.

The SE trim adds on the larger disc brakes previously found only in the Golf R, the torque-sensing, limited-slip VAQ differential, a sunroof, forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian monitoring, an eight-inch touchscreen and keyless access with push-button start.

The top trim Autobahn takes things even further with park distance control, maneuver braking, parking steering assist, lane departure warning, high beam control, built-in navigation, Fender Premium audio, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control.

Obviously, there are plenty of options for your 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Stop by Stokes Volkswagen for a test drive and see if this hatchback is your dream car.

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