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The Golf 6 GTI’s days are numbered as Golf 7 production is already on full boil in Europe and the new Golf 7 GTI goes on sale this spring in Europe. To celebrate the end of the Golf 6 GTI here in the States, Volkswagen of America is doing two limited edition GTI models as a final sendoff. The GTI Wolfsburg Edition and GTI Driver’s Edition will be available in limited quantities (2000 Wolfsburg Editions and 3000 Driver’s Editions) and only with four-doors and in three colors – Candy White, Carbon Steel Gret and Deep Black. The Wolfsburg Edition features 18″ Laguna wheels, golf ball shift knob and red-stitched floormats and will be available with either a manual or DSG gearbox starting at $25,095 for the manual.
The Driver’s Edition features sunroof, navigation, 18″ Laguna wheels, golf ball shift knob, red stitched carpet floormats and partial leather seating. Priced at $29,695 for the manual and $30,795 with DSG, expect them to arrive second quarter of 2013. More details can be found below in the VWoA press release.
These will be the last of the Golf 6 GTI’s available and we don’t expect the Golf 7 GTI to arrive here on our shores till late Spring of 2014. So if you’re holding out for a Golf 6 GTI, this is your last chance to grab one.
Volkswagen of America Press Release…
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES LIMITED-EDITION GTI MODELS
– Acclaimed hot-hatch receives two new trims to close the 2013 model year
– Wolfsburg Edition with six-speed manual starts at $25,095
– Driver’s Edition with six-speed manual starts at $29,695
Herndon, VA / Chicago, February 7, 2013 — Volkswagen announced today that it will offer two limited-edition models for the GTI for the 2013 model year. The GTI Wolfsburg Edition and GTI
Driver’s Edition will be offered in limited quantities for the final model year of the sixth-generation hot-hatch. The limited-edition models are available in four-door guise only and are offered in three colors—Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray, and Deep Black.
The first to go on sale is the GTI Wolfsburg Edition, which will be in dealerships during the first quarter of 2013. Featuring the well-equipped GTI’s standard trim, the Wolfsburg Edition adds 18- inch “Laguna” wheels, a retro-themed golf ball shifter knob, and red-stitched carpeted floormats. The Wolfsburg Edition will start at $25,095 for a six-speed manual transmission version or $26,195 when equipped with a six-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic transmission. There will be a total of 2000 Wolfsburg Edition models.
Arriving early in the second quarter of 2013 is the GTI Driver’s Edition. This takes the GTI Sunroof and Navigation package and adds the 18-inch aluminum-alloy Laguna wheels, a golf ball shifter knob, red-stitched carpeted floormats, and partial leather seat coverings. Just 3000 units will be sold in the U.S., priced from $29,695 with the manual transmission and from $30,795 for the version with the six-speed DSG gearbox.
Every GTI Driver’s Edition buyer also receives a Certificate of Authenticity along with a special package of GTI gear that includes a hat, keychain, and parking sign.