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

Sanjay · Nov 25, 2021 06:36 PM

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We're right at the tail end of 2021, but the list of cars Malaysians have to look forward to isn't stopping short anytime soon: here's the preview of the locally-assembled (CKD Pekan, Pahang) 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf TSI R-Line.

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Left to right: Golf TSI R-Line, Golf GTI

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As tantalisingly close we were to the pair, let it be clear that they're yet to be launched, so prices are still yet to be announced.

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Owing to local assembly, expect prices for both cars to be slightly cheaper than the last-gen, imported Mk7.5 models.

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Top to bottom: Golf GTI, Golf TSI R-Line

For reference, the Mk7.5 Golf 1.4 TSI was last priced at RM 174,100, while the Golf GTI retailed at RM 240,030.

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Honecomb patterns enliven the cabin

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Both Golfs get this nifty, small shifter

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Rear air-cond vents with 2 USB-C ports below

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

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What's interesting is that even the Golf TSI R-Line gets a fully-digital instrument cluster, alongside suede-and-leather upholstery.

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Red accents all over scream GTI. Steering wheel features haptic feedback buttons

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As for the spicier Golf GTI, that gets a 2.0-litre inline-four. Output from the turbocharged engine is 245 PS, with 370 Nm of torque, sent to the wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch (DSG) transmission.

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Being the sportier variant, it gets GTI badging all around the interior, oodles of red, and leather sports seats done up with three colours.

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Both cars lack front cameras for ADAS functions

Aside from these, full specifications regarding both models will be confirmed at a later date, closer to their launch.

Sanjay

Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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