The new Golf GTI TCR will be available to order from Volkswagen dealers in South Africa as of May 2020, with pricing announced on Wednesday (29 April).
It is the final swansong of the Golf 7 range which has sold 40,128 units in South Africa since first launching in 2013. Of the total Golf sales, 13,230 (33%) of those were the GTI derivative, which makes South Africa one of the top 10 markets worldwide for the Golf GTI.
The 2.0 TSI Golf GTI TCR 213kW DSG is priced at R669,000.
The car is distinguished by the standard black 19-inch Reifnitz alloy wheels, perforated disk brakes, matte black exterior mirror caps, sill extensions, front splitter, TCR roof spoiler and a diffuser at the rear.
In the interior, it boasts Alcantara sport seats with GTI TCR detailing in a new fabric design as well as floor mats with black and red stitching. Additional interior features include climatronic air-conditioning and red ambient light strips and a sports steering wheel.
It also features standard technology such as Dynamic Chassis Control including driving profile selection, Active Info Display, Parallel Park Assist and LED headlights.
Customers can choose between the following colours; Pure White, Tornado Red and Pure Grey.
The Golf GTI TCR, with 6-speed DSG, reaches 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. The standard Vmax increases the maximum speed from 250 km/h to 264 km/h. The torque is 380Nm at 1,950 – 5,300 r/min.
The vehicle comes standard with a 3 year/120,000km warranty, 5 year/ 90,000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.