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WATCH |Volkswagen’s Golf 8 R ‘unofficially’ touches down in SA before its local launchRospa Imports has brought a yet-to-be-launched VW Golf 8 R to South Africa – albeit unofficially.The eighth-generation model makes use of a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that produces 235kW and 420Nm.According to VWSA,the R will be launched in the final quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2022.For more motoring stories,visit Wheels24.

When will the Volkswagen Golf 8 R be available in South Africa?

VW South Africa has told TopAuto that the new Golf 8 R will be available in the country in “the first quarter of next year” (2022). As for the recently-unveiled VW Golf 8 R Estate, the company said it will unfortunately not reach South Africa.

Is the VW Golf 8 GTI the same as the Golf R?

“In the Golf 8 range, as Volkswagen we are, at the moment, only focusing on the Golf 8 GTI as well as the Golf R,” said VW South Africa. The VW Golf 8 R was unveiled in late 2020 and debuted a new all-wheel-drive system paired with the most powerful 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine in a Golf R model to date.

When does the new golf 8 GTI go on sale?

The 8th generation of the iconic hatchback will be in Volkswagen showrooms very soon and following the online reveal last month, Volkswagen will be launching the new Golf 8 GTI to the media this week before the model officially goes on sale from 1 September 2021.

What is the top speed of the VW Golf 8 R?

With the optional R-Performance package, the top speed is increased to 270km/h. Inside, the VW Golf 8 R is expected to feature much of the same equipment as its front-wheel-drive sibling, the Golf 8 GTI. However, it must be noted that the Golf R’s official South African specifications have not been made available yet.

Golf 8 GTI Exterior

Substantial changes have been made to the front exterior, the most noticeable being the all-new honeycomb grille with integrated fog lights, embedded in the front spoiler.

Golf 8 GTI Interior

The real revolution can be found inside the cabin. VW claims the Golf 8 is the first model within its price bracket and class with a full-on digital cockpit as standard.


Under the bonnet, while using the same 2.0-litre, turbocharged EA888 engine found in the Golf 7.5 GTI, there’s some added power, with 180kW now on tap and 370Nm of torque.

Drive Experience

Autotrader took the new VW Golf 8 GTI for a drive and had the following verdict.

How much does the new VW Golf 8 GTI cost in South Africa?

Pre-orders for the new VW Golf 8 GTI are now open with the launch price starting at R669 300. The Golf GTI will be sold with a 3-year/120 000 km warranty and a 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services are scheduled at every 15 000km.

What is the new Golf 8 GTI?

What will the new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI offer? The all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI will feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces more power. Outputs of 180 kW and 370 Nm are quoted, and this is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

When will the Golf 8 GTI be released?

Volkswagen SA has hosted a public online reveal for the incoming Golf 8 GTI which is due to officially go on sale from 1 September 2021!

What is the steering wheel on a Golf 8 GTI?

As a nod to its storied heritage, the Golf 8 GTI’s sports steering wheel features a trio of silver "double spokes" and a recessed Wolfsburg emblem; the pedals are festooned with stainless-steel covers.

What are the headlights on a Golf 8?

Those who have studied the appearance of the Golf 8 will recognise that the premium hatchback’s (standard LED) headlights are positioned low to form a striking crossbar in conjunction with the top of the hatchback’s slim radiator grille. In the Golf 8 GTI derivative, the crossbar is topped off by a distinctive red line that runs the width of the GTI’s front end. What’s more, once the daytime running lights are activated, such as when the driver approaches the vehicle with the remote fob, LED strips atop the headlamp clusters and the leading edge of the grille light up to underline the red strip.

What is spoiler on GTI?

A spoiler extends the roofline at the back of the car and the GTI lettering has been reposition to appear centrally under the VW emblem. Volkswagen ensured the design of the multifunction steering wheel recognised the tillers of GTIs past.