Breaking News | The Golf 8 GTI is coming to South Africa

The Golf 8 GTI is coming to South Africa

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Since its first appearance in July 2013, the current Golf GTI has seen 14 252 finding homes in South Africa. The GTI has achieved brilliance in South Africa- it is one of the biggest GTI lovers outside Europe and it also took the title as the best-selling hatch in 2020 with a 29.1-percent of the market.

A new generation is set to replace this one in the upcoming months. This new GTI will be digitalised with plenty of intelligent assistance systems and a futuristic design. You will also be able to find start/stop functionality.

In terms of appearance, you will find unmistakeable GTI genetics like the wide air intakes, complex LED lighting, a roof spoiler, diffuser and dual exhaust pipes. You can add on a panoramic sunroof that can be operated with a swiping movement.

Making its debut in the GTI, a broad digital interior compromises of a 10.25-inch InnoVision cockpit and a touchscreen infotainment system. A smaller gear knob and ambient lighting excel at providing the cabin with a typical racy and characteristic GTI feel. The Golf 8 GTI has the option of a Harmon Kardon sound system.

Standard features on the Golf 8 GTi include:

          18-inch Richmond alloy wheels,

          Lights and Vision Package

          Climatronic air conditioning

          Heated leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel

          GTI Vienna leather seats

          Keyless locking and starting

          Composition Media Radio


          Cruise Control with speed limiter

          Park Distance Control

          30-colour ambient lighting


          A panoramic sunroof

          IQ Light: LED Matrix Headlights

          Black Styling Package with black 18-inch Bergamo alloy wheels

          Head-up Display

          Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection

          Smokers package

          19-inch Adelaide alloy wheels

          A Harmon Kardon sound system

          Discover Pro Radio

          Park Assist

          Rear Assist with a rear view camera

          Blind spot monitoring

          Travel Assist (Lane Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control)

          Adaptive cruise control with Front Assist

          Autonomous Emergency Braking.

The engine has been tweaked and a 2-litre turbocharged pedigree, it can now crank out 180kW and a torque of 370Nm. It has a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and can reach 100km/h in 6.4 seconds. The advanced Vehicle Dynamics Manager System co-ordinates all electromechanical running gear functions while the optional Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) running gear with variable shock absorbers allows buyers to customise their vehicle’s driving profile.

The price of this beauty will be made available closer to the launch.


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