In some ways, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a bit like the long-dead Toyota Supra: it was designed to be fast and affordable, and it’s the weapon of choice for enthusiasts on a budget. Also like the Supra, modifying the the Golf GTI to enhance its performance or appearance has become the thing to do. VW is keenly aware of this last reality, and has designed the even-faster MK7 Golf GTI, the Golf R, for those looking to eke more power out of a GTI. But what about Golf GTI owners looking for more practical modifications? VW isn’t about to let the aftermarket take a bite of its lunch thanks to Volkswagen Genuine Accessories.
The brand has released a video highlighting the many ways Golf GTI owners can use the authentic accessories to modify their vehicles. As you’d suspect, there is a litany of light modifications on offer, from all kinds of racks for bikes, canoes, skis, and other active items to enthusiast-oriented pieces like new wheels, exhaust tips, car covers and branded floor-mats. VW has, in effect created dozens of factory mods to keep the aftermarket at bay.
Looking for a surfboard rack? Head to your local VW dealer to see what’s available. But first, watch the video to see what to expect.