Abu Dhabi, UAE 22 May 2017 – Ali & Sons Co. LLC has announced the arrival of the most iconic hatchback in automotive history at Volkswagen showrooms in Abu Dhabi. The new Golf GTI features an enhanced design, new assistance systems and a new generation infotainment system.

Starting at AED 139,000 the new Golf GTI was presented during “Race of the Champions” at the Volkswagen showroom on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. The UAE’s best racing drivers competed on a racing simulator to achieve blistering track times in a bid to be crowned “Abdullah Jafari”.

Ammar Johmani, General Manager Volkswagen Abu Dhabi, “The Golf GTI offers a daily drive that excites, with new technology and safety features that set the bar within the compact segment. Our customers can enjoy all-new technology such as gesture control – a first within the hot hatch segment.”

He continued, “Race of the Champions has been incredibly successful, our first customer event using racing simulators. Over 40 competitors joined us to set scorching lap times. Abdullah Jafari has taken home the crown on the virtual track today. I’d like to congratulate him on win”.

The new Golf GTI is powered by an additional 10 HP and a refined design. The progressive model offers gesture control for the Discover Pro infotainment system, a first in the compact class. With a 9.2-inch touchscreen in button-free tablet style and a 12.3-inch Active Info Display that replaces the conventional speedometer, the new Golf is a class apart.

Externally, the iconic hatchback features a newly designed front-end with LED daytime running lights, as well as a modified rear, adding to its stature on the road. Optional full-LED headlights that replace the previously xenon headlights in the Golf give the car an especially distinctive look.