It Was an Afternoon Delight for Volkswagen Golf GTI Fans

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October 2, 2017

It was a weekend of fun and excitement, particularly for Volkswagen Golf GTI enthusiasts, who were treated to something special last Saturday afternoon. Volkswagen Philippines hosted a gathering for Golf GTI owners and would-be owners last September 30, 2017 at its showroom in Quezon Avenue.

It was a feast for the senses as Volkswagen Quezon Avenue showed off the brand’s iconic sports car, the Golf GTI, in the form of test drives, video presentations, and talks depicting the product and its colorful history. Apart from this, Volkswagen Quezon Avenue also took the opportunity to unveil the Golf GTI Lifestyle Center.

The first of its kind in the country, the Golf GTI Lifestyle Center will offer the hot hatch, as well as a slew of Golf GTI lifestyle items. These include shirts, jackets, caps, mugs, and toy cars, just to name a few. Of course, the Golf GTI Lifestyle Center showcased various units of the seventh-generation GTI.

At the center of it all was a Golf GTI with ABT Body Kit and Power-Up Module. The upgrade, done by one of the world’s largest and oldest tuners, put in 120 years’ worth of experience into giving the GTI even more performance and desirability. The tweaks include a slew of functional and aerodynamic enhancements, as well as a bump in horsepower and torque.

Thanks to the ABT Power-Up Module, customers can now get the 2.0-liter Turbocharged Stratified Injection engine with a heart-pounding 290hp and 420Nm—70hp and 70Nm more than the already potent “regular” version. It is still paired with the 6-speed Dual Shift Gear transmission.

And as if all these weren’t cool enough, would-be owners were treated to an exclusive financing offer in partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank. Guests who reserved a unit during the event were able to avail of a 0 percent installment plan when they paid 20 percent down and paid off the balnce in 12 monthly installments.

Yes, the afternoon affair was truly a special time for any Golf GTI aficionado. And the good news is, we can expect more events such as this from Volkswagen Philippines.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.