Golf 7 gets refreshed
Available in Trendline and Comfortline spec, the refreshed Golf 7.5 range comes with three different engines, the 81kW 1.0TSI, the 92kW 1.4TSI and the 169kW GTI 2.0TSI.
Aesthetically, Golf 7.5 gets a new front end with chrome detailing, but it seems the differences will mostly be noticed only by a very keen eye. The front radar sensor is now sitting behind the VW badge, out of view. The flagship colour for the new GTi is the very recognisable Tumeric Yellow, similar to the launch colour for BMW’s E46 M3.
At the rear, the new, sweeping animation indicators have been borrowed from the Audi garage, and if you’ve ever seen these in the flesh, it’s quite impressive, all the while indicating direction changes.
At a price tag of R8000 buyers now have the option of the 31.2cm “Active Info Display” instrument cluster, found in the latest Passat and Tiguan.
Flashship models arrive in June
The diesel GTD and flagship 213kW Golf R will be arriving on our shores mid-year. With diesel performance cars becoming more and more popular, enthusiasts can soon enjoy the benefits of GTI with the torque and economy of a diesel in the shape of the GTD.
Good news for South African buyers is that the pricing on selected models has been dropped. The Trendline now costs around R25 000 less and Comfortline DSG, R10 000 less. Although the GTI costs around R40 000 more than before, it also gains an extra 7kW.
1.0 TSI 81kW Trendline Manual – R289 900
1.0 TSI 81kW Comfortline Manual – R304 200
1.4 TSI 92kW Comfortline DSG – R356 400
2.0 TSI 169kW GTI DSG – R545 800
The range is offered standard with a 5-year or 90 000km Service Plan, 3-year or 120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals are 15 000km