2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Modern-day Hatchback with a Powerful Engine

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Modern-day Hatchback with a Powerful Engine

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a smart hatchback that is now available in the UAE with a high-performance engine. Powered by an efficient turbocharged straight injection engine, the all-new Golf GTI delivers an improved driving experienceand offers ergonomic ease in daily driving.

The latest model of Volkswagen Golf GTI has various upgrades including rear diffusers for increased road clearance as well as remodeled headlights and LED taillights providing clear vision. The turbocharged engine delivers an efficient performance making it an ideal choice for urban commuting.

The 2019 Golf GTI offers several luxury amenities required by the occupants including top-of-the-line features for a satisfying travel experience. The all-new Golf GTI comes with safety features and advanced driver-assistance technologies to allow for a stress-free commuting experience.

Let’s have a closer look at the design, performance and safety features offered in the Golf GTI that is available in the UAE car market.


With attention given to even the minor details, the designers at Volkswagen have invested time and effort to make the vehicle look stylish and contemporary from all angles. It is in fact, one of the most good-looking hatchbacks available in the market. Accentuated lines in the Volkswagen Golf GTI design and remodeled headlights give an alluring contemporary design to this top-of-the-line hatchback. The interior of the Golf GTI has been designed to provide ergonomic ease to both the passengers and driver with innovative features and a spacious cabin.


The all-new Golf GTI has been redesigned to be more aerodynamic giving it a sportier look. Offering an aggressive feel, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is designed with leaner headlights and aesthetically appealing yet functional hood. The front of the Volkswagen Golf GTI has the trademark sleek long intertwined patterned grille with prominent glossy black air vents. Below the lower bumper is a broad air barrier with adjoining air intakes to manage engine cooling. 

The aggressive and sporty look of the Golf GTI is accentuated by the classic red edging that extends from the traditional radiator grille to the improved sportier headlights. The aggressive appeal of the new Golf GTI is enhanced by the new and more dominant bumper available only in the GTI edition of the Volkswagen Golf.

Exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the UAE

With wide fenders and a deep beltline, the Golf has a sportier look. The 15-inch alloy Lyon rims add to this appeal while improving road grip and handling. The vehicle comes with rear diffusers for improved aerodynamics along with a roof spoiler for better road clearance. On the other hand, the tapered LED taillights further augment the contemporary profile of hatchback.

The Volkswagen Golf is available in the UAE in 11 colors that are, Pure White Solid, Black Ruby Solid, Atlantic Blue Metallic, Lapiz Blue Metallic, Peacock Green Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic, Oryx White Pearl, Tornado Red Solid,  Deep Black Pearl and Dark Iron Blue Metallic.

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While exterior of the vehicle depicts sheer craftsmanship, the interior boasts refinement and a touch of class to make the all-new Golf GTI standout in the segment. The cabin of the vehicle provides ergonomic ease and comfort to the occupants and allows for a seating capacity of 5 with comfortable headroom and legroom.

With adjustable height, the sporty seats provide lumbar support and have back pockets. The 60/40 folding back seats provide additional cargo space, which can be of great importance to carry additional gear.

The interior the vehicle also plays host to some of the latest driver-assistance features. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped with a multifunctional flat bottom offering a sporty feel and the TFT drivers display provides all real-time vehicle information.

Interior of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the UAE

The in-cabin technologies and features include Air Conditioning System, Bluetooth, Radio, 4-speaker, Audio System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and Touchscreen Infotainment System. The optional features include Discover Pro radioDYNAUDIO, Excite Sound System with 8 speaker, digital 10-channel amplifier with 400 watts of output, 2 Zone Automatic Climate Control Air Care Climatronic, Panoramic Sunroof and Navigation System.

The Golf GTI is also offered with the Discover Pro radio that provides innovations as gesture control and navigation, allowing the driver to change stations, system settings as well as manage the instrument panel with one hand.

The Golf GTI is available in Vienna leather and black cloth upholstery.

Performance of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

As a compact sporty hatchback, the Volkswagen GTI has a powerful engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This front wheeled vehicle has Electronic Differential Lock XDS System that offers enhanced traction as well as added control.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 230 horsepower and 350Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle has a top speed of 248 Km/h while it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 6.4 seconds.

Performance of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the UAE

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Safety Features

To ensure driver and passenger safety, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has built-in protective measures. Some safety features are optional, however, all driver-assistance features are standard to allow for a safe and controlled driving experience in all conditions.

Standard safety features of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI are:

  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Advanced 6 Air Bags System
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Hill Assist
  • Cruise Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tyre Pressure monitoring System
  • Electromechanical Parking Brake
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Rear View Camera
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • ISO Fix Child Seat Anchors
Safety Features of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the UAE

Optional safety features are:

  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Park Distance Control
  • Park Assist

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Price in the UAE

In the UAE, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is offered in two trim levels that are GTI P1 2.0 and GTI P2 2.0. The starting price of the all-new Golf GTI is AED139,000 that can go higher depending on the optional features selected.

Price of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI in the UAE

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