Padtoets: Volkswagen Golf 7,5 GTi

33 Miljoen gelukkige kliente

Volkswagen se nuwe Golf GTi is dalk meer as net die “sportiewe” pakkie waarna jy gesoek het. Bekend as die Golf se tweede vinnigste pakket naas die ikoniese Golf R, sou mens jou misgis as jy dink dat hierdie voertuig nét goed is vir die baan. Hierdie is meestal die probleem in die vervaardiging van warm luikrugte wat na Suid Afrika kom.

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Launch Report: Volkswagen Golf R and Golf GTD

The best of both worlds

A few months ago, we had the privilege of testing the new Volkswagen Golf GTi 7.5. On the open roads to Graaff-Reinet, this proved to be one of the best cars that we have tested in a while and we really struggled to find any faults with it. Southern Africa is renowned for the highest percentage of GTi’s. In fact, over 350 000 GTi’s have been sold in the region ever since it started with the MK1. Now it is the turn of the Golf R and the Golf GTD to make a trip to our local showrooms and once again, Volkswagen gave us a little taste of what to expect.

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Lineage: Golf GTi

Volkswagen just announced the last Golf 7 GTi model, so we take a look at a car closing in on 45 years of existence. To this day, VW’s front-wheel driven high-performance hatch remains a true car for the people. So much so, that 33% of all new Golf owners in South Africa opt for a GTi badge on theirs. That ranks Southern Africa as one of the top 10 countries, when it comes to GTi ownership, worldwide. N.B.: These are local / ZA specs while photos are of international models. Other high-performance Golfs like VR6 or Golf R have been excluded from this list.

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Tested: Chevrolet Sonic RS

The frisky number

One of the most popular automotive segments in the world and our country is the hot hatchback. You know the type. Medium-sized, two- or four-door runabouts minus a boot plus a whack of horsepower and go-faster bits. Today I’d like to introduce you to the latest arrival, Chevrolet’s Sonic RS.

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