Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) (2015 - 2017)

Build Your Package

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)


Tow Installation

Rack Installation

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions


Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for 2015 - 2017 VW Golf is strong and durable with a Lifetime Guarantee. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle capacities with the VW Golf Stealth hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 5,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 2,500 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 400 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 200 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.


Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.



      What's included in the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch and tow package?

      Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) conversion package.

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G) hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

      The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 (5G)Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch. When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carry a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

      Stealth Wiring Harness

      Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.

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      Simply perfect

      After looking at different options I oredred from Stealth Hitches and I have no regrets. Yes it's more expensive than most of the other choices but for the price you get an incredible quality, the installation is a true plug and play, AND an awesome customer service, I got the wrong keys with the lock, call them in the morning and received a new lock the next day with no charge. I will definitely buy one again for my future car.

      Guillaume R.
      United States United States

      Perfect, once you get the correct unit

      I was sent the wrong hitch and only discovered it after completely reassembling my car. Stealth sent the proper hitch and it was perfect. I recommend sending photos of the facia when ordering. I have a GTI but apparently have the facia from an Audubon. Stealth sorted it out when I sent the VIN. ****** having to tear me car apart three times, but very happy now that all is done.

      Mark T.
      United States United States

      Perfect tow hitch

      Excellent,customer service was second to none,I highly recommend this tow hitch for anybody that owns a VW gti mk7

      Kevin M.
      United States

      Great Hitch!

      I am extremely happy with my Stealth Hitch on my Volkswagen GTI.

      United States

      Totally Hidden

      Hitch is totally hidden when installed. Very high quality construction. Extremely well packed in shipping box. Needs more detailed instructions and perhaps an online video. A real pain to remove rear bumper on GTI, but not a shortcoming of the hitch. Once bumper was off, install was very easy.

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