The seventh coming of the GTI has been eagerly awaited by Leith VW of Raleigh. We even held off on reviewing the 2014 GTI because the changes for the 2015 model are supposed to be so significant. We were quite pleased, therefore, to hear official pricing this week at the New York International Auto Show, as well as confirmation of its June arrival date.
While many cars seem to increase their prices by substantial sums every year, the 2015 GTI’s $25,215 is a price increase of less than one percent compared to last year’s. For this you get 10 more horsepower, 51 lb-ft more torque, and the plaid seats remain standard. This is great news for one of the few remaining standard manual transmission cars on the market; it’s nice to know that you won’t be priced out of the feature, or have to shell out extra to get it. You can opt for VW’s automatic DSG transmission for an extra cost instead.
Read more about the 2015 GTI at Car and Driver, then let us know what you think about it.