Volkswagen launched the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift few months back, now they just launched two new Golf range models – the Golf R and Golf GTD.
According to Volkswagen, The Golf R and GTI make up nearly 60% of Golf sales in SA due to the popularity and over 350 000 Golf’s have been sold locally since its launch four decades ago.
The Golf R is known for its powerful performance in the Golf range, now the latest model power output moves to 213 kW.
The GTD is Volkswagen’s only performance diesel derivative model to be launched in SA and will combine the performance of a sports car with the fuel economy of a sub-compact car.
This “GTI among the diesel” is driven by an entirely new four-cylinder TDI of the EA288 series which can also be found on the Volkswagen Passat – a transverse mounted, charged two-litre engine with common rail direct injection. The 2.0litre TDI engine develops 130kW at 3,600 to 4,000 rpm. Its torque is a substantial 350 Nm.
And the price tag:
(VAT and emissions tax included)
– 2.0 TDI 130kW GTD DSG: R 506 700
– 2.0 TSI R 213kW DSG: R 647 300
Here’s a closer look at both models: