It looks as though Australian pricing for the next model Golf GTI has been given an advance screening. Although, when you consider Golf VI GTIs have been spotted on Australian roads for over two months now, perhaps things are just catching up.
This time around the traditional GTI three door model will be available from launch. According to the my-gti.com website entry level Manufacturer’s List Pricing for a three door GTI fitted with 6 speed manual will be $38,990 or an extra $2500 for the 6 speed DSG. Add a further $1500 for the five door models. This is pretty much in line with the outgoing Golf V GTI pricing.
If you don’t mind ticking a few options boxes then you’ll need to cough up $700 for metallic paint, $1900 for a tilt/slide sunroof, $2500 satellite navigation, $3300 for leather seats (heated up front) and $2000 for bi-xenon headlights. For the first time on a GTI in Australia you can option 18″ alloys and Adaptive Chassis Control, these will set you back an extra $1200 and $1500 respectively.
There’s still other options on offer, too, such as premium Dynaudio sound systems, park assist, rear view camera, electronically controlled driver’s seat and rear privacy glass.
You should be able to see GTIs in local showrooms across the country from late this month, or early November, and it is understood that a sizeable inventory of GTIs with varying specifications has already been delivered to Australia. This should help Volkswagen avoid the problematic delivery shortages faced when the Golf V GTI was launched in Australia in 2005.
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Golf VI GTI – expected Australian Manufacturer’s List Pricing*
- 3 Door, 6 speed Manual – $38,990
- 3 Door, 6 speed DSG – $41,490
- 5 Door, 6 speed Manual – $40,490
- 5 Door, 6 speed DSG – $42,990
*Excludes dealer delivery fees and all other on road costs.