GTI is back! Volkswagen Golf variants return with increased supply.

There is good news for Golf GTi fans, their beloved sports hatch is back. Well, the order books are now open and if your keen you had better do something because the numbers are limited.

Mark 8 Golf GTI.

Both the Golf GTi and its sibling the 110TSI R Line are coming later this year after considerable delays due to, yes you guessed it, supply constraints globally.

The Golf GTi in its pure form is so well balanced as a sports hatch that outright speed and acceleration aren’t all that important. Like the Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru WRX, the Golf GTi is for those windy roads that engage the driver and provide simple fun.

The Golf GTI features a 180kW and 370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and the latest 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) with twin wet clutches. The GTI will go from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds and sip fuel at an ADR figure of 7.0 litres per 100km.

It features a choice of 18- and 19-inch wheel and tyre packages, 15-stage adaptive suspension and an electronically controlled mechanical locking front differential with ESC Sport for maximum comfort with driving fun.

One thing I could never get used to, but enthusiasts love them, are the Tartan seats. However, find that quiet, windy road on a sunny day and all is forgiven.

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More details on the Golf GTi and other VW models that now are available can be found HERE

Mark 8 Golf GTI.


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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.