Volkswagen boosts Golf GTS wagon’s appeal by adding new Highline variant

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THE wagon version of the Golf now has a new variant available in the Philippines.

Called Golf GTS Highline, the freshly released car adds to the Golf GTS Business Edition and Business Edition+ sold locally since May 2017.

Volkswagen Philippines said the Golf GTS — standing for Grand Touring Sport — offers 350 liters more of cargo space compared to the Golf hatchback. The distributor added the GTS is “ideal for those who love the power and performance the Golf has been known for over the years, yet still value the comfort and space of a wagon.”

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The GTS is a Golf with extra room for luggage in the back.

Initially priced at P1.340 million — offered until cars imported prior to the imposition of higher vehicle taxes are available — the GTS Highline is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, fog lamps with static cornering lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated side-view mirrors with turn signals, front seats with two-way power-adjustable backrests, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and multimedia controls, smart entry, and an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch screen panel, Bluetooth connectivity, App Connect, voice control and eight speakers and a subwoofer.

Powering the GTS Highline is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that’s mated to a six-speed DSG transmission. The engine makes 147 hp from 3,500 rpm to 4,000 rpm and 340 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm. Volkswagen Philippines said the car’s electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering, 15-inch ventilated disc brakes, a front suspension composed of struts and three-point wishbones with a stabilizer bar, and a torsion beam setup in the rear all make the GTS Highline feel “premium.”

The car is available in black, Blue Silk, Night Blue Metallic, Platinum Grey, Pure White, Reflex Silver, Tornado Red or Tungsten Silver paintjobs while its cabin can come in Titan Black or beige palettes.