Potential pricing for Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI
The new Golf 8 GTI has been a hot topic for Volkswagen, so it came as exciting news when it was launched in its domestic market of Germany. Shipping will be available in standard seven-speed DSG form.
The Golf 8 GTI was revealed back in February 2020, alongside the Golf 8 GTD. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged hatchback has been tuned to deliver 180 kW and 370 Nm of torque.
The new Golf 8 GTI comes with a new multifunctional leather sports steering wheel that features touch controls and an optionally joined Travel Assist button which allows ‘assisted driving’ from speeds of 210 km/h. It also comes standard with VW’S Discover Media infotainment system as well as an optional 10-inch Discover Pro system.
With the new Golf 8 GTI going on sale in Germany with a starting price of €37 607,38, this equals to R735 125 at the current exchange rate. Keep in mind that the current Golf 7 GTI retails for R614 200 and the limited-edition Golf 7 GTI TCR at R669 000.
The Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI launch date in South Africa has seen delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from the last quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.