Volkswagen has revealed its online configurator for the Golf 8 GTI. You can now start building your own model in anticipation of the 2021 introduction.
The Golf GTI has been SA’s most popular hot hatch for a very long time, the GTI is even the most popular Golf in SA with VW claiming that more than 50% of all Golfs being sold in SA baring the GTI moniker on the rear.
The latest generation is set to land in SA during 2021 at the same time as the standard model is launched. You can, however, already begin speccing your proposed GTI on VW’s German website. Google will translate it to English or if you’re a real VW fan, you’ll probably leave it in German for authenticity.
It appears that there are 9 exterior colours to choose from, including the existing favourites such as Pure White. Only 2 wheel designs are available in a range of 17-, 18- or 19-inches. Once you start digging into the optional extras there are certainly going to be a few options that won’t make it into our local models. Interestingly, VW has also changed its premium audio provider from Dynaudio to harman/kardon in a system that includes 8 speakers plus 1 subwoofer.
You can have a play on the configurator here - https://www.volkswagen.de/de/modelle-und-konfigurator/golf-gti.html
Before we eventually see the introduction of the Golf GTI in 2021, Volkswagen will finally be launching the long-awaited TCR version of the Golf 7.5. That should be arriving in September 2020.