2017 VW Golf MkVII (facelift) launched in South Africa


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Prices start from ZAR 289,900.

Volkswagen has launched the 2017 VW Golf MkVII (facelift) in South Africa at prices ranging between ZAR 289,900 to ZAR 545,800. It will be sold in three variants: Trendline, Comfortline and GTI.

2017 VW Golf MkVII (facelift) front three quarter launched in South Africa
The new VW Golf will be sold in three variants in South Africa: Trendline, Comfortline and GTI.

The new Golf embraces a minor facelift that incorporates restyles bumpers, standard halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, reshaped central radiator intake and new full LED tail lights. Comfortline models can be had with an optional stylish R-Line exterior package. The top-end GTI variant gets dual LED headlamps, characteristic red embellisher, more aggressive bumper, chrome-finished dual exhaust pipes and 18-inch ‘Milton Keynes’ alloy wheels.

The changes inside the regular Golf variants are minimal, featuring a 6.5-inch Composition Colour Radio System with Touchscreen, USB, Bluetooth Connectivity and 8-speakers as standard, while the GTI gets an 8.0-inch Composition Media Radio System. The Active Info Display and 9.2-inch Discover Pro Navigation System are available as options.

2017 VW Golf MkVII (facelift) interior launched in South Africa
The Active Info Display and 9.2-inch Discover Pro Navigation System are only available as options.

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In South Africa, the 2017 VW Golf is available with a 1.0 TSI with 81 kW, a 1.4 TSI with 92 kW, and a 2.0 TSI with 169 kW. The 1.0 TSI is only available with a 6-speed manual, while the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI in GTI come equipped with a 7-speed DSG.

As for the 2.0 TDI with 81 kW and the Golf R’s 2.0L TSI with 213 kW and the all-new GTD with 130 kW, VW has confirmed that they will be introduced in the second half of the year.

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