Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away.
Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage.
As before, the MY19 GTI is offered solely in 'Performance' trim, meaning you get a 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, mated as standard to a seven-speed wet-clutch DSG automatic.
The Performance package also includes an electro-mechanical front differential lock, and bigger brakes borrowed from the all-wheel drive Golf R.
Key equipment highlights include the 12.3-inch Active Info digital driver's display, an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control, LED headlights with adaptive high-beam, 'Clark' tartan cloth upholstery, keyless access with push-button start, and electric folding side mirrors.
The Driver Assistance pack is also standard, meaning there's adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist and adaptive lane guidance, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic parking assist on top of standard items like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring and a rear-view camera.
As before, two option packages are available. First is the Sound & Style package ($2300), which brings 19-inch 'Brescia' alloy wheels (pictured), a larger 9.2-inch navigation system with Gesture Control, voice control, and the 400W Dynaudio Excite premium sound system.
There's also the Luxury package ($3900), adding 'Vienna' leather upholstery with red piping, heated front seats, electric driver's seat adjustment with memory, exterior mirror memory, and a panoramic glass sunroof.
Finally, metallic and pearl paints command a $500 premium.
Volkswagen Australia says it has introduced the pricing promotion now that it has secured more stock of its staple hot hatch, touting its enhanced value and warranty program since the updated model initially launched.
“For the first time since this GTI variant was introduced late last year, we will be in a position to meet demand,” said Ben Wilks, Volkswagen's local director for passenger vehicle sales.
“The inclusion of this much standard equipment – items that were inevitably optioned by customers – coupled with the newly enhanced drivetrain, make this in fact the best value GTI since the Mark 7 was introduced in 2013.”