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