The Volkswagen Golf GTI turns 40 in the US and the German automaker wants to celebrate the hatchback’s birthday with a new 40th anniversary edition. While most special edition models tend to come in a look package with some special badges, VW has given his 1,500 units coming to the US the right mix of features to make it feel like a special model. gave
The 40th Anniversary Edition comes with the same plaid cloth seats consumers find on the S and SE trims, with a small ’40’ trim piece on the steering wheel. Shoppers buying a manual transmission will find a golf ball shift knob.
On the outside, the exclusive touches of the special 40th Anniversary Edition are slightly expanded. The hatchback is available in two exclusive colors, Urano Gray and Tornado Red, as well as Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow. The mirror caps and roof of the hatchback are finished in black to highlight the special color. The black 19-inch wheels are exclusive to the limited edition and feature red pinstripes. Volkswagen fitted a 40th Anniversary Edition GTI with special graphics and bespoke badging on the lower body.
All 40th Anniversary Edition models start with S trim, but add DCC adaptive dampers, Summer Performance tires and Speed Sensitive Steering. These features make the Limited Edition model more than just a graphics package.
GTI 40th Anniversary Edition Destination Fees normal GTIPricing starts at $34,150 for the manual transmission model and $34,950 for the 7-speed automatic transmission hatchback.
Based on GTI S Starting at $31,275, the 40th Anniversary model costs an additional $2,875. While this is a steep increase, the limited edition model is exclusive and brings unique touches not found in other of his GTI models. Additionally, DCC adaptive suspension and summer tires are only available on the top Autobahn. So some shoppers find great value in being able to get these two features without paying his $39,815 for Autobahn trim.
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