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You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The eighth iteration of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI will be in South African showrooms on (perhaps even before?) September 1 2021. Next question: How much? And that’s what Carman’s Corner is about to tell you… It’s said to be the most digitally advanced GTI and comes with an extra 11kW over its… Continue reading You’ve been waiting: Here’s the hot Golf 8’s price

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Ready to tee-off in SA: Here comes the VW Golf 8 GTI

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The eighth generation of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI will be launched in South Africa in the second quarter of 2021 45 years after the first Golf units were launched at the Frankfurt auto show. Simultaneously, it introduced the concept of the GTI and of which the current GTI has in South Africa… Continue reading Ready to tee-off in SA: Here comes the VW Golf 8 GTI

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Ready for Frankfurt: The next VW Golf R32

WOLFSBURG, Germany – The first Golf R32 was an automotive sensation, The Corner has been reminded by VW Germany. The 2021 version, The Corner has also been told, is on the way… Back then the cars packed a (by today’s standards) modest 184kW, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of 6.6sec. VW further reminds: ”It… Continue reading Ready for Frankfurt: The next VW Golf R32

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Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen was to have unveiled the eighth-generation Golf GTI at the March 2020 Geneva auto show alongside its hybrid GTE and diesel GTD siblings – each of them equipped with more power, innovative driver’s interface, and fresh design, inside and out. So, here’s what we know so far… given that the Geneva… Continue reading Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf

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Electric VW Golf testing about to tee-off in SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: VW SA has become the second country – the first was Rwanda – to introduce Volkswagen electric vehicles to Africa for testing during an e-Golf pilot project. Six fully electric vehicles will rotate through motoring and lifestyle media, some dealers, and among VW employees across South Africa to gather consumer insight into… Continue reading Electric VW Golf testing about to tee-off in SA

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Gen 8 Golf GTD claims ‘cleanest emissions’ of any car

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen will première its Golf GTD at the Geneva auto show in March 2020 with tech highlights that include the most powerful – thanks to the twin-dosing, cleanest,turbodiesel injection engine yet in a Golf. VW says the engine is more efficient and emit the least volumne of emissions yet in a VW,… Continue reading Gen 8 Golf GTD claims ‘cleanest emissions’ of any car

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VW launches extended e-Golf test drives in UK

Family test ‘lets e-Golf settle into lives’ UK sales initiative backed by TV ad campaign Check the possible price – is the car worth it? MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen UK has introduced flexible 48-hour test-drives for potential e-Golf buyers to give them an ”in-depth experience” of the brand’s new all-electric hatchbacks. Customers will be… Continue reading VW launches extended e-Golf test drives in UK

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Summer’s almost over but VW’s Golf R is still getting hotter

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – In the 40 years since first unit was delivered – and a new era in motoring was born – more than 350 000 VW Golfs have been sold. Since the launch of the seventh generation in 2013 the Golf GTI, GTD and R models have made upmore than 45% of all Golf… Continue reading Summer’s almost over but VW’s Golf R is still getting hotter

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Superhot new turbo VW Golf GTI TCR for Wörthersee ’18

125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars New top dog in the GTI range Car’s top speed listed as 250km/h HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 VW GTI gathering at Wörthersee in Austria on May 9 2018 – an expected 125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars – will also celebrate the debut of the near-production Golf GTI… Continue reading Superhot new turbo VW Golf GTI TCR for Wörthersee ’18

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So, can you squeeze a V6 into a Citi Golf? Oh yeah…!

UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Car enthusiast Jamie Orr, using the hashtag #CitiGolfChallenge, is to take his beloved Citi Golf from South Africa to one of the biggest of Volkswagen fan events, the GTI Treffen in Wörthersee, Germany. The project started with shipping a Passat 3.6-litre VR6 engine with a Golf 4 VR5 transmission and limited-slip… Continue reading So, can you squeeze a V6 into a Citi Golf? Oh yeah…!