Fremont Motor Co, based in Wyoming, recently featured the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI in an article on its website.
The Golf GTI, which seats five, comes with a 2-liter turbocharged engine and gets 27 miles per gallon on average with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; the six-speed manual version gets 28 miles per gallon, the article said.
This year's model has a new performance package on all trim models except the basic S model and updated brakes. The Sport model has 18-inch alloy rims, bi-xenon headlamps, black mirror caps and LED daytime running lights. Keyless access and a push-button start are also available. The SE model features automatic headlight activation, while the Autobahn model has Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive damping which offers the driver to select among driving options including a sport mode or comfort mode.
The Golf GTI also has an electronic stability control (ESC) Sport function, which deactivates traction control. When the button is held in for three seconds, ESC switches to sport mode for agile handling on curves. ESC is also accessible from a settings menu on the display.
The Fremont team test-drove the Golf GTI S model and found it handled curves on a track well. Paddle shifters also worked well, the article said.
The Autobahn trim version offers a Fender Premium Audio sound system for clear audio at any volume.