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2017-02-15 12:47

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 (228kW) DSG 

READ: Refreshed SA-bound Golf: 10 things you should know

*VWSA confirmed that the manual version of the GTI has been discontinued for the local market. 

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