At last, following many delays in the official launch, the new VW Golf 8R is ready for sale in South Africa at the end of April 2023. Production constraints and parts shortages have severely derailed the heavily anticipated launch plans, but buyers can now purchase from your local dealer from 25th April 2023.
The most powerful production series Golf R hatch (and maybe even the last) develops 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
First introduced to SA in 2007, the Golf R has sold 6 000 units and is considered the King of the hot hatch with its advanced technology and powerful performance. Not classified a Supercar but within reach of more Buyers that any Ferrari, Lambo, or Maclaren.
An impressive acceleration from 0 – 100 km/hr in just 4.8 seconds the four-cylinder 2.0-litre EA 888 engine will reach a top speed of 250 km/h assisted by the most progressive all-wheel drive in its class.
Standard features include panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system, Wireless App-Connect with voice control, 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels and full Nappa Leather R sports seats. Choose from three exterior colours Pure White, Lapiz Blue metallic, Deep Black Pearl.
A bunch of other optional features for the Golf 8R are available: IQ. Light LED Matrix headlights, Akrapovic R Performance exhaust, Head-up Display, Harman Kardon sound system, Parallel Park Assist, Rear Assist with a rear view camera, Blind Spot monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist, electronically folding mirrors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Braking System, and the Black Performance Package.
The Retail Price for the Golf 8R 2.0 TSI 235kW DSG before you select your options is………. R912 800. A standard 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty, with service intervals of 15 000km.