By Otsile Kadiege
Since the Golf R’s launch in South Africa in 2007, the hatch has sold close to 6 000 units. After a lengthy wait for the 8th generation Golf R Volkswagen SA has announced the pricing for the new potent Golf R.
Golf 8 R performance
At the heart of the new Golf 8 R is a 2.0-litre four- cylinder EA 888 engine which churns 235kW and 400Nm. It’s paired to an AWD system and 7-speed DSG transmission allowing it to sprint from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 4.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h. The Golf 8 R impresses with the combination of 400Nm of torque, cutting-edge running gear and the most progressive all-wheel drive in its class.
Golf 8 R standard features
Standard features in the Volkswagen Golf 8 R include mobile inductive charging, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with safelock, ‘Discover Pro’ navigation system, Wireless App-Connect and Voice Control, 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control including driving profile selection, Light and Vision Package including light assist, Nappa leather R sport seats as well as a choice of three exterior colours (Pure White, Lapiz Blue metallic and Deep Black Pearl).
Golf 8 R optional extras
Optional features in the Volkswagen Golf 8 R include IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights, Akrapovič R Performance exhaust, Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon sound system, Parallel Park Assist, Rear Assist with a rear view camera, Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist and electronically folding side mirrors, Travel Assist with Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking System as well as the Black Performance Package (includes drift mode, an increased top speed of 270 km/h and black 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels).
Golf 8 R price
Golf R 2.0 TSI 235kW DSG – R912 800
The Golf 8 R also comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 100 000km EasyDrive Maintenance Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km. The Golf 8 R will be available from Volkswagen dealers in South Africa on the 25th of April 2023.
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