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WATCH | The SA-bound Golf 8 will completely change the game when it arrives next year

2019-11-18 08:00
VW Golf 8

Image: Deutsche Welle

The Golf has not only become Volkswagen's best-selling car in recent decades, but also a synonym for an entire vehicle class.

First making its global debut in 1974, the 'Golfie' has a rich, long-standing history in South Africa as the popular choice for many new cars buyers in the market.

The people's choice

Now in its eighth-generation, it is packed with even more technology compared to its predecessor with a comprehensive lineup of models to make their way locally next year.

READ | Here's when the new Volkswagen Golf 8 will arrive in South Africa

Volkswagen South Africa will launch the eighth generation Golf in GTI form first in late 2020, TSi and Golf R models will follow.

Volkswagen confirmed the Golf will be available in two, four-cylinder petrol engines with 66kW and 81kW, two, four-cylinder diesel engines with 85kW and 110kW. There will also be a five-model hybrid line-up with power ranging from 81kW all the way to the sporty 180kW GTE version.

It is still unconfirmed as to which other models will be available locally. More information will be released closer to its official launch in South Africa.

Compiled by Robin Classen

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