VW Golf 8R – South African pricing and launch date confirmed

Volkswagen announced on Tuesday that the Golf 8 R would be available for purchase beginning on April 25 in South Africa. Due to production limitations imposed on by the Covid-19 outbreak as well as the ensuing issue of components shortage, the local introduction of this flagship model was delayed.

A 2.0l four-cylinder turbocharged engine designed to produce 235kW and 400Nm of torque powers the new Golf R. VW boasts that this hot-hatch would accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and achieve a VO2 Max of 250 km/h thanks to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. If the Black Performance Package is chosen, the maximum speed rises to 270 km/h. Also, by checking this box, the Golf R is given “drift mode,” which when used, delivers the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

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Customers may anticipate conveniences like smartphone inductive charging, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with safelock, Nappa leather R sport seats, and a choice of three exterior colors, all of which are substantial standard features for the price (Pure White, Lapiz Blue metallic and Deep Pearl Black). A premium Explore Pro system with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch central HD touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is in charge of the infotainment. Furthermore featured are a stunning set of 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control with driving profile option, and fully automated LED headlights with high-beam assist.

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If buyers are dissatisfied with the standard features, they can customize their Golf R with a wide array of add-ons, such as an Akrapovi R Performance exhaust system, a head-up display, a Harman Kardon sound system, IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights, and a cutting-edge array of driver assistance features like parallel parking assist and adaptive cruise control.

Prices for the VW Golf 8 R start at R912,800. A three-year/120,000-kilometer guarantee, a five-year/100,000-kilometer maintenance plan, and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty are all included.

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