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PRETORIA – Volkswagen has revealed the worth for its long-awaited new Golf 8 GTI accessible from September 1 and it’s not as costly as you will have thought. It’s been a very long time coming and the cause in accordance to Steffen Knapp, Head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand, the group has been affected by the international scarcity of the semiconductor chips which have had an affect on all automobiles constructed on the MQB platform.
Coming in at R669 300 the new GTI is powered by a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbopetrol engine with 180kW and 370Nm of torque, up 11kW from its predecessor, powering the entrance wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. VW claims it is going to get from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds.
Standard in the worth are 18-inch alloy wheels, VW’s lights and imaginative and prescient package deal, Climatronic air-con, heated sports activities steering wheel, 20cm multi-colour InnoVision cockpit, App-Connect, cruise management, parking sensors, wi-fi charging and 30-colour ambient lighting. There are three stable paint choices with Pure White, Urano Grey and Moonstone Grey whereas metallic choices embrace Dolphin Grey, Atlantic Blue, Kings Red and Reflex Silver.
As far as choices are involved you may go for a mechanically swivelling trailer hitch, LED matrix headlamps, a black styling package deal (with black 18-inch alloys), head-up show, people who smoke package deal, 19-inch alloys, Harman Kardon sound system, the “Discover Pro” audio system (with satellite tv for pc navigation, wi-fi App-Connect and voice management), parallel parking assistant, rear view digicam, blind spot monitoring, lane help, adaptive cruise management and autonomous emergency emergency braking.
Interestingly, South Africa is the GTI’s largest market outdoors of Europe so there’s seemingly to be just a few extra folks becoming a member of the so-called Vrrrpha crowd.
The GTI comes with a three-year/120 000km guarantee, five-year/90 000km EasyDrive service plan and a 12 year anti-corrosion guarantee.