CKD 2022 VW Golf Mk8, Golf GTI to launch in Malaysia later this month

Eric · Feb 10, 2022 09:04 AM

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The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 and Golf TSI R-Line are almost upon us, as the iconic hatchbacks will be launched in Malaysia later this month. Both models will be locally-assembled (CKD) at Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM)’s plant in Pekan, Pahang.

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According to a post in the VWClubMalaysia Facebook group, in conjunction with the launch of the all-new VW Golf, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be organizing a free track day for Golf owners at the Sepang International Circuit.

Also Read: CKD 2021 VW Golf GTI, Golf TSI R-Line (Mk8) officially teased in Malaysia

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Back in November, we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the C-segment hatchbacks. Preview of the Golfs can be found here.

Also Read: Locally-assembled (CKD) 2022 VW Golf GTI Mk.8, Golf TSI R-Line previewed in Malaysia

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Golf TSI R-Line

Under the hood of the Mk8 Golf TSI R-Line is a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-pot making 150 PS and 250 Nm, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Golf GTI

The hotter Golf GTI gets a larger turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that does 245 PS and 370 Nm, with drive routed to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG).

Also Read: Spied: CKD 2021 VW Golf GTI Mk8 spotted in Malaysia, to be launched by end of the year?

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Owing to the new Golfs' local assembly (CKD) nature, expect prices for both cars to be slightly cheaper than the last-gen, imported Mk7.5 models.

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As a brief recap, previous generation Mk7.5 Golf 1.4 TSI was last priced at RM 174,100, while the Golf GTI retailed at RM 240,030.

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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