SA DEBUT: Volkswagen South Africa will introduce the GTD model in May 2017. Image: Janine van der Post
Cape Town - Volkswagen will launch a fresher Golf 7 in the middle of 2017.
The updated Golf is enhanced throughout with the exterior and interior receive major tweaks while mechanically it gains new engines and an improved transmission.
GTD to make Mzansi debut
The refreshed model also gains a new infotainment system and improved safety technology.
VW has confirmed the updated 2017 Golf and GTD is expected to arrive in May, with the GTI, 1.4 TSI and 1.0 TSI models following in July.
The GTD is a new addition to the local range, and is a 'performance diesel', its 2.0-litre diesel engine develops 137kW/350Nm. 0-100km/h takes 7.5 secs and top speed is a claimed 230km/h.
Priced from the R290 000 to the R650 000, the new line-up is as follows:
Golf 1.0 TSI (81kW) Trendline Manual
Golf 1.0 TSI (81kW) Comfortline Manual
Golf 1.4 TSI (92kW) Comfortline DSG
Golf 2.0 TDI (81kW) Comfortline DSG
Golf GTD (130kW) - DSG
Golf GTI (169kW) DSG
Golf R (230kW) DSG
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*VWSA confirmed that the manual version of the GTI has been discontinued for the local market.