To celebrate the end of the Volkswagen GTI’s sixth year, two special-editions debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show: the 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and the 2013 GTI Driver’s Edition. Both GTIs will be limited to just the four-door body style and three paint colors: Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray, and Deep Black.
GTI Wolfsburg Edition adds 18-inch “Laguna” alloy wheels, a retro golf ball shifter knob, and red-stitched floormats. The production run is limited to 2000 examples and will go on sale the first quarter of 2013. Cars with the six-speed manual transmission start at $25,890 (including destination), while the six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic adds $1100 to the base price.
GTI Driver’s Edition models are based on the GTI Sunroof and Navigation trim and feature the same 18-inch “Laguna” alloy wheels, retro golf ball shifter knob, and red-stitched floormats. 18-inch “Laguna” alloy wheels, retro golf ball shifter knob, and red-stitched floormats as the Wolfsburg Edition, as well as partial leather seating surfaces. Also included with the GTI Driver’s Edition is a certificate of authenticity, a special package of GTI gear that includes a hat, keychain, and parking sign. The GTI Driver’s Edition will arrive during the second quarter of 2013 with manual transmission cars starting at $30,490 and DSG models starting $31,590. A run of 3000 GTI Driver’s Edition models is planned.