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adam2231

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Are GTI's also getting the new silver interior? In Poland the configurator is showing the changes already
 

SRGTD

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Are GTI's also getting the new silver interior? In Poland the configurator is showing the changes already
Not as far as I’m aware it isn’t. The UK configurator shows the GTI interior with Black Metal Chrome inserts on the dashboard and in the doors. Historically, VW are notorious for errors and omissions in their product information - I’ve known some vehicles in the configurator to be shown with the wrong steering wheel and no gear selector - just a ‘black hole’ where the gear selector should be.

Here a screen shot of the GTI interior from the UK configurator;
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And here’s a screenshot from the ‘interior equipment‘ list for the GTI showing Black Metal Chrome inserts;
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adam2231

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Not as far as I’m aware it isn’t. The UK configurator shows the GTI interior with Black Metal Chrome inserts on the dashboard and in the doors. Historically, VW are notorious for errors and omissions in their product information - I’ve known some vehicles in the configurator to be shown with the wrong steering wheel and no gear selector - just a ‘black hole’ where the gear selector should be.

Here a screen shot of the GTI interior from the UK configurator;View attachment 252139
And here’s a screenshot from the ‘interior equipment‘ list for the GTI showing Black Metal Chrome inserts;
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Thats interesting because our configurator is showing the '23 model year changes. Including the GTI stitched seats in the preview pics. But not the red stitched seams. So you're probably right that its just not accurate at the moment.


I guess its something to look out for in the coming months. I hope VW haven't further cheaped out and went with a plastic grey trim line. I was digging the black honeycomb look.
 

SRGTD

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Thats interesting because our configurator is showing the '23 model year changes. Including the GTI stitched seats in the preview pics. But not the red stitched seams. So you're probably right that its just not accurate at the moment.


I guess its something to look out for in the coming months. I hope VW haven't further cheaped out and went with a plastic grey trim line. I was digging the black honeycomb look.
Both the GTI and GTi Clubsport interior images on the UK version of the configurator now also show the silver coloured insert across the dashboard and in the front doors, although the description is still Decorative inserts ‘Black Metal Chrome’ in dash and front door panels.

So on the basis that the images in both the Polish and UK configurators have the silver trim, it looks as if that’s what MY23 GTI’s will be getting and VW may have overlooked updating the description under ‘standard equipment‘ in the UK configurator 🤔.
 

m4in

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GTE in the configurator now shows the same silver/grey piece, while the description states black chrome. Sadly, our car will have those changes, not keen on it. Can already tell that i'm going to hate the piano black, i'd like to see the grey piece in person first before i make my mind up - could work, might not depending on the quality.

Not happy, though, especially since we only get those changes because we're already waiting for over half a year on delivery and still are nowhere near the end of it (ordered last Nov, estimated BW45 atm, was 26, 34, 48 and now 45). Harumph.

That said, i do prefer the centre arm rest in leatherette - on a particular sweaty day, it's easier to wipe off the leatherette than shop vac it because it soaked. Not quite sure on the changes to the door bins though, did they remove the liner, or switch material of it? Or did i misread something entirely?
 

adam2231

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GTE in the configurator now shows the same silver/grey piece, while the description states black chrome. Sadly, our car will have those changes, not keen on it. Can already tell that i'm going to hate the piano black, i'd like to see the grey piece in person first before i make my mind up - could work, might not depending on the quality.

Not happy, though, especially since we only get those changes because we're already waiting for over half a year on delivery and still are nowhere near the end of it (ordered last Nov, estimated BW45 atm, was 26, 34, 48 and now 45). Harumph.

That said, i do prefer the centre arm rest in leatherette - on a particular sweaty day, it's easier to wipe off the leatherette than shop vac it because it soaked. Not quite sure on the changes to the door bins though, did they remove the liner, or switch material of it? Or did i misread something entirely?
I completely don't get why they'd make the centre console piano black. Now there is literally no place to hold and store keys in the car. And if you do store keys in the centre console its just going to get completely scratched up.
 

m4in

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The "reasonable amount" (as in, little around the screens etc) of piano black was one of the reasons why we liked the interior in the first place. Everyone just plasters that crap everywhere nowadays and it appears the Golf followed suit.
 
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