Volkswagen has confirmed that the Mk7 Golf R has ended production, making way for the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 which is due for a reveal later this year.
The story which first appeared Motor Authority said Volkswagen had finally ceased production of the Golf 7R in preparation of the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8. The Golf R has been a very popular model in South Africa and has had considerable sales successes.
We've been fans of the Volkswagen Golf R and have loved its accessible performance and giant-slaying capability. Packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder with 228 kW and 400 Nm, the Golf R was a weapon off the line with its quick-shifting gearbox and launch control. Volkswagen claimed a 0-100 kph sprint time of 4.6 seconds and we can imagine how many bigger and more prestigious vehicles were slain by this potent combination.
We've driven pretty much every iteration of Volkswagen Golf R, both 7 and 7.5, including the Akrapovic-equipped units, and have loved them all. The next Volkswagen Golf R is likely to only see the light of day in 2021.
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Update: Volkswagen SA has confirmed that its Golf 7 range will be available well into 2020.