Volkswagen Golf models such as the 1.4 TSI have been on the backburner of sales in recent years as other models such as the GTIs and R badges have gained popularity in recent years – so much so that these “regular Golf” models may not be sold to the South African market anymore.
VW has detailed the cars that will be sold in South Africa during 2021, and the regular models were nowhere to be seen on the list.
Included in this list of six vehicles is the eighth-generation Golf GTI, which is expected to debut in the second quarter.
Speaking to iOL, a VW South Africa spokesperson said: “Other derivatives are still under investigation and will be announced once they have been confirmed.”
The eighth-generation Golf is still for sale in a number of European countries, including a 1-litre TSI turbopetrol offered in 66kW and 81kW guises, a 1.5-litre TSI unit with output options of 96kW and 110kW and two 2-litre TDI turbodiesel derivatives, offered with either 85kW or 110kW of power.