All-New Mk8 VW Golf GTI Launched – RM211k
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All-New Mk8 VW Golf GTI Launched – RM211k

VW Golf GTI

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has officially launched the all-new Golf GTI at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday.

The all-new Golf GTI is valued at the recommended retail price of RM211,689.54 with the current sales tax exemption, and comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Locally assembled at Pekan, this is the first time that the Golf GTI is assembled outside of Germany and China.

VPCM supports with aftersales care through three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8

Powering the Mk8 Golf GTI is a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine coupled with 7-speed wet clutch DSG that produces 245PS and 370Nm of torque.

On the exterior, the Golf GTI is immediately recognisable with its signature honeycomb front grille and red GTI trims. It sports 18-inch Richmond alloy wheels with red brake callipers, and full LED headlamps and taillights.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 interior

What is unique to the GTI is the Vehicle Dynamics Manager system, which allows further driving personalisation including various pre-determined modes as well as individualised settings to choose from. Fuel consumption is at approximately 7l/100km.

Inside, the Golf GTI’s front sport seats are furnished with red trims and an active climate feature to suit either hot or cold weather.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8

The driver seat comes with power-adjustable memory feature and lumbar support too. All the seats are decked out in Vienna leather for deluxe comfort.

It features a new-generation 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit with multiple colour themes and views, including a GTI-specific skin, as well as a multifunction steering wheel with haptic-touch control and heating.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 rims

An advanced 10-inch Discover Media infotainment system sits at the centre of the dashboard, offering 3D inbuilt navigation, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, and seven high-quality speakers.

And then we have the ambient lighting that can be linked to driving modes. There are up to 30 colours to choose from, in addition to five pre-set colour modes (Infinity, Eternity, Desire, Euphoria, Vitality), and individualised settings.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 light bar

Other highlights include the 3-zone Climatronic air cond with voice command and two modes and the 374-litre boot.

Where safety is concerned, features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control), Post Collision Braking System, an Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduces understeer, and six airbags.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 exhaust

Last but not least, the all-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available in five colours – Kings Red and Atlantic Blue in metallic finishing, Moonstone Grey for non-metallic option, as well as Deep Black and Oryx White with pearl effect at no additional charges.

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