The new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI promotional video was filmed in Cape Town South Africa. Check it out!
As we've already confirmed, Wolfsburg-based firm said the newcomer is powered by an EA888 (evo4) 2.0-litre turbocharged and direct-injection 4-cylinder engine with peak outputs of 180 kW and 370 Nm of torque; don't be worried, fanboys, there will definitely be hotter versions to come, like the R and TCR! A 6-speed manual gearbox (MQ350) is standard in the Europen market, but we believe the local GTI will be exclusively equipped with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox (DQ381 DSG).
Despite Volkswagen's crossover and SUV strategy radically changing its volume dependency on Golf, the GTI remains one of the most important legacy car in VW’s product portfolio for the SA market. The Golf 8 will become available locally in the last quarter of 2020 and should usher in a new era of digitisation for VW. Intuitive Smartphone pairing, superior App integration and driver assistance technologies will be hallmarks of the Golf 8.
For its reveal at the now-cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen paired its original Golf mk1 GTI with the newcomer and created a really slick film. The best part? It was filmed right here in Cape Town, South Africa.