Volkswagen SA has launched the last hurrah of this generation of Golf GTI. Here are specs and pricing for the track-focused Golf GTI TCR.
For starters, this will be a limited-edition model with just 300 models making their way to South Africa. Each unit will be individually numbered, making it quite the collector's edition.
Power comes from the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and it delivers 213 kW and 380 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR is capable of a 0 to 100 kph in 5.6 seconds and the South African spec cars will feature a top speed of 264 kph. We will be getting the 5-door model.
When it launches in 2020, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR will be available in 3 colours: Pure White, Pure Grey and Tornado Red. The spec appears to be decent too, with a panoramic sunroof, Alcantara sports seats with GTI TCR detailing, Dynamic Chassis Control, Active Info Display and park assist as standard. There will also be TCR insignia and side decals. SA-spec cars will be getting the 19-inch Reifnitz alloys and performance disk brakes.
Inside, there are GTI TCR velour sport seats, velour gear boot, door, Alcantara trim as well as a special sports steering wheel. Owners will also get some exclusive TCR-branded merchandise as well as a certificate of ownership.
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Price in South Africa (April 2020)
The first Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR units are scheduled to hit showroom floors in July 2020, so if you are interested, contact your local Volkswagen dealer. Be aware that due to COVID-19, there could be some delays in getting the vehicles to customers.
The Golf GTI TCR comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000km.
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR R669 000