Two-door vehicles are always a compromise over their four-door brethren. Usability and space efficiency are generally worse with the reduction in doors, so it should be no surprise that two-door GTIs make up a fraction of the vehicle's sales. According to Volkswagen Product and Technology Manager Mark Gilles, two-door GTI sales were fewer than 10 percent of total sales. He also said that number has been steadily declining.
For 2016, the two-door GTI was only $600 less than the four-door. For those that care, the weight advantage of the two-door is nearly negligible. Volkswagen has already shuttered the two-door versions of the standard Golf and Golf R, so it seemed like only a matter of time before the same thing happened to the GTI. Competitors like the Ford Fiesta ST are also only offered as four-door models in America, though a slick-looking two-door is sold elsewhere.
Volkswagen's website still allows you to build and order a two-door 2016 GTI, so if you have your heart set on one, you'd better act fast.