We seem to be getting a lot of questions about the differences between these models.... so I have created a table of information and I will add pictures, equipment and options info at the bottom.
Original 2004-2006 'GT'
Note: 2004 Model Year cars have dark headlamps, post-2005 don't
Note: Some Golf Sports have the same alloys as the 2004-2006 'GT', factory changeover date is unknown. Vehicle pictured is fitted with optional front fog lamps.
Note: 170PS engines identified by twin tailpipes. This is the only model that has a rear GT badge.
Note: These are rare and not very popular
2008/2009 'GT Sport'
Note: Darker headlamps make a return again. Tinted rear windows and black section in grille are the other exterior change over the 2007 'GT'. Rear badging is back to TSI/ 2.0 TDI, will not say GT.
Semi-Auto 'Climatic' Air conditioning with Pollen filter
RCD300 10-speaker (8-speaker 2006 onwards) CD Radio
Cloth seat trim
Electric Heated mirrors
Folding rear seats with 3 head restraints
Front electric windows
Isofix child seat anchor points
Speed sensitive PAS
Remote locking (2 flip keys)
Space saver spare wheel
Traction control (ESP)
Alarm with interior protection
16" alloys (Either ‘Hockenheim’, 'Imola' or ‘Mugello’ depending on model year)
Lowered sports suspension (sits 15mm lower than standard Golfs)
Height adjustable Sports seats with Lumbar support
Full colour-coded exterior (strips, mirrors and handles)
‘Midline’ trip computer
Leather trimmed 3-spoke steering wheel
GT (2004-2006) adds:
Front fog lights
Automatic Lights, Wipers & Dimming Rear View Mirror
Rear Electric windows
16” ‘Imola’ Alloys
Dual-Zone Climate Control (2004/2005 ONLY)
GT (2007) adds:
17” ‘ClassiX’ alloys
New Grille design with GT badge
Boost gauge (170PS TSI only)
Twin tailpipes (170PS engines only)
‘Smooth Black’ decorative inserts
GT Sport (2008/2009) adds:
MP3 Compatible CD playback
Black section in centre of grille with 'GT Sport' badge
Tinted rear windows (B pillar back)
Vienna Leather Heated Electric Seats (Jan 08 on)
Convenience pack includes a coming/leaving home
lighting function with automatic headlights on,
automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror, rain
sensor and front footwell illumination. Not available
in conjunction with Luxury packs – 1 or 2.
Optional on S and Sport models.
Luxury pack – 1 includes a rain sensor and automatic
dimming interior rear-view mirror, electrically foldable
door mirrors with reverse activated kerb-view
adjustment on the passenger’s mirror, dusk sensor
which automatically switches the headlights on in
poor or fading light, coming home/leaving home
surrounding area lighting function and front footwell
illumination. Optional on all models.
The storage pack extends
the numerous storage facilities
to include a drawer under the
passenger seat and a luggage
net under the rear
compartment cover. With this
option, S models gain a heightadjustable
seat. Optional on S, SE, Sport
and GT models.
Luxury pack – 2 includes
the coming/leaving home
lighting function. By timer or
remote control the headlights
and door mirror indicators will
illuminate at night-time
helping you to find your way
in the dark. The pack also
includes a rain sensor and an
automatically dimming interior
rear-view mirror to prevent
dazzle from following cars. The
exterior door mirrors can be
folded back electrically with
the driver’s door mirror having
an automatic dimming
function, and the passenger’s
having a reverse activated
kerb-view adjustment. A dusk
sensor will automatically
switch the headlights on in
poor or fading light. Optional
on all models.
The Winter pack offers
comfort and safety during the
coldest months. The Winter
pack includes electrically
heated front seats, heated
windscreen washer jets,
headlight washers and a low
washer fluid level warning
light. Optional on all models.