Special Anniversary Edition Coming for the 2023 VW Golf GTI

November 2nd, 2022 by

Sunrise Volkswagen 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Anniversary Edition
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For many, turning 21 can be quite a milestone. It can invoke emotions of celebration, leave one wondering about the future, and some may even start to look back at previous accomplishments. For vehicles, there is a vast difference. So with the Volkswagen GTI finally making it to the big 4-0 this year (for the United States version), it was only fitting for the automaker to celebrate the momentous occasion. To do that, Volkswagen has decided to roll out a special 40th-anniversary edition of the GTI! It will include some significant modifications; let’s look at what they will be!

About the 40th Anniversary Edition GTI
The 40th Anniversary Edition GTI sports some party gear in the form of the 40th-anniversary badging, unique lower-body graphics, the exclusive colors of Tornado Red and Urano Gray (against the shades Kings Red metallic and Moonstone Gray on other GTIs), as well as Opal White Pearl and Pomelo Yellow Metallic. The wheels, mirror caps, and roof are all crafted in black (yet another Anniversary Edition exclusive) for some more pizzazz. Inside, the Anniversary Edition sports the beloved plaid cloth seating in both the S and the SE. The 40th Anniversary Edition is relatively formatted after the entry-level S trim; however, it adds a few essential items usually reserved for the top trim Autobahn. These items include:

  • 19-inch wheels.
  • 235-35 summer tires.
  • Speed-sensitive steering.

The company has stated that the redline-accented wheels are drawn from the European GTI Clubsport 45 (the model that has been around for a while across the pond). The 40th Anniversary Edition GTI sports the beloved turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that punches out 241 horsepower that is featured in the rest of the United States GTI lineup. The vehicle will have a starting price of $34,150 (Plus Destination Fee), around $2,875 more than the base car. It’s a vehicle worth purchasing to celebrate such an incredible milestone for enthusiasts of the VW GTI and car enthusiasts! Maybe an electric version will come around for the 50th anniversary!  

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