Humblebrag, but I recently had the pleasure of having the BMW 128ti on test as well as the VW Golf GTI TCR, for two weeks. Both of these of course have just been relegated to the reserve line because here it is, folks. the eighth coming of the GTI and we have pricing.
So here it is, R669,300. That gets you a Golf GTI with a 2.0 TSI powerplant good for 180kW and 370Nm, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. This latest, most digitally augmented GTI will sprint from zero to hundred in just 6.4 seconds. Then there’s the absolute certainty that underpinning it will be a masterclass of hot hatch chassis. Um. Fight?
Quick Spec: Golf GTI 2.0 TSI 180kW DSG
*The Volkswagen Golf GTI comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km