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Volkswagen of America

XDS® (Cross Differential System)

Overview
  • XDS®  (Cross Differential System)
XDS (Cross Differential System)

AUTOMOBILE Magazine says, “Approaching but not crossing the handling limits comes easy in the GTI, which bolsters the driver’s confidence with predictable cornering and precise, communicative steering.” Or as we say, “Corner with confidence.”

When you drive a GTI, you’ll notice how well it handles, accelerates, and corners. When you take a corner in the GTI, the XDS helps anticipate inside wheel spin and actively directs the power to the outside wheel. Which means that instead of applying a braking force to a wheel that’s lost traction, it judges wheel spin and applies corrective braking force before slippage occurs. Turns out all those little adjustments add up to a big difference.