A red Volkswagen Polo GTI driving through a city street in the evening.
A red Volkswagen Polo GTI driving through a city street in the evening.
A red Volkswagen Polo GTI driving through a city street in the evening.


The people’s supercar

More than just a badge, GTI is an attitude. GTI models are for people who are serious about driving. People who expect precisely poised suspension tuned to perfection. And iconic styling touches that let other road racers know that you rule the road. Love driving? Love GTI.

Three different models. Same indomitable spirit

Every car that carries the badge has GTI soul pumping through its pistons.

A red Volkswagen up! GTI parked

New up! GTI

Small but mighty, the new up! GTI packs a punch in pint-sized proportions.

Rear shot of red Vokswagen Golf GTI outside a warehouse at dusk, a man and woman getting in.

Golf GTI

The original iconic hot hatch. This is the one that started it all.

Close up of the front of a red Volkswagen Polo GTI, out of focus lit city street in the background.

Polo GTI

The Polo you know and love. Now with added driving thrills.

Often imitated. Never surpassed.

Many brands have followed. We prefer to lead.

The original. And still the best.

The year was 1976. Concorde took to the skies. Nasa unveiled its first space shuttle. And the Golf GTI Mark I put rubber to the road, forever changing the face of accessible performance cars. Finally, there was a car designed and built for those that seek a thrilling drive. For those who crave the pure pleasure of putting your foot down and feeling the car intuitively respond – but who also want a car they can enjoy driving every day, not just on the race track.

And thus, the hot hatch was born.

A red Volkswagen Golf GTI parked on a street with lighting
Man leaning on the front side of a red Volkswagen Golf GTI, logo in shot above the front wheel.

Redefining everyday performance

The Golf GTI Mark I achieved legendary status among the motoring community. Indeed it’s the car that set the benchmark, pioneering the birth of the hot hatch category. And over four decades, there are many models that have proudly born the GTI badge. From the original Golf to the Lupo, Polo and now the up!, each one of them has been tuned to perfection, offering lowered suspension that helps hug the road, powerful engines with plenty of horses under the hood and the instantly recognisable GTI styling flair. Each one is unique, united by GTI DNA that guarantees pure driving pleasure in a package that’s perfectly suited for your day-to-day life.


Love at fast sight

Exhilarating performance and pure driving pleasure.

New up! GTI: Meet the new pocket rocket

It may be compact, but don’t let that fool you: the motoring press are more than a little excited about the new up! GTI. Pound for pound, it’s the most fun you can have behind the wheel – and it looks the part too, from the sporty front grille to the tinted rear windows, alloy wheels and bright red brake callipers.

A parked up! GTI in red
Interior shot of the Volkswagon Golf GTI

Golf GTI: Put the thrill back into driving

Exhilarating, distinctive, a joy to drive. With a top speed of up to 155mph, a whopping 245 PS and taking as little as 6.2 seconds to go from 0-62mph, this car knows how to move. Features such as differential lock and sports running gear enhance your driving dynamics, guaranteeing sporty, responsive performance whether you’re nipping around town or unleashing your GTI on the open road.

Polo GTI: Everyday driving enjoyment

Polo is perfect for life’s adventures, and for those who like theirs a little more action packed, there’s the Polo GTI. Shift up a gear to the Polo GTI and you’ll enjoy all the same features that make the Polo the perfect everyday car, but with performance that lets you tackle life head on with fearless confidence.

Profile view of a red Volkswagen Polo GTI, dipped halogen headlight with darkened city buildings at night.

GTI Superdrives 2018

Over the Summer of 2018 we partnered with Waze to encourage drivers to pull away from the humdrum and experience the joy of driving. Together, we created - GTI Superdrives.

Waze’s data scientists analysed their app’s data from its 2.5 million strong community to identify 75 of the best drives across the UK, from Britain’s quietest streets to its hairpin corners, proving 2,835km worth of exhilarating Superdrive experiences.

Some of the top GTI Superdrives were:

  • A82 Drumnadrochit to Tarbet
  • A4069 Llangadog to Gwaun Cae Gurwen
  • A57 Sheffield to Hollingworth
  • B645 Higham Ferrers to St Neots
  • B3157 Weymouth to Bridport
Headlight close up of a silver Volkswagen Golf GTI.
GTI. The people’s supercar.

Whichever GTI model you choose, you’re getting a sporty car that’s been precision engineered to give you the same thrill you get from driving a supercar, in a practical package that fits perfectly into your everyday life.

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