Starting at RM 390k, Mk8 VW Golf launched in Singapore
Jason · May 19, 2021 12:00 PM
The eighth-generation of Volkswagen's iconic hatchback, the Mk8 VW Golf, makes its official launch in Singapore. Two variants are available at launch, the Golf Mild Hybrid 1.5 eTSI - with three equipment packages (Life, Life Plus, and R-Line) - and the Golf GTI.
What's new outside?
Starting outside, the classic Golf body lines remain, wrapped with modern touches like LED headlights (standard across the range) in front. The Golf's distinctive C-pillar design remains very much intact when viewed sideways. Strong character lines running from front to back ensures the Mk8 Golf retains a taut, muscular presence.
What's new inside?
Moving inside, the Mk8 Golf makes even bigger strides in quality, ambience and kit. Standard equipment across the range include:
10.25 Digital Cockpit Pro
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
Air Care Climatronic with allergen filter
Electric parking brake
The Golf R-Line gets additional kit which are:
10-inch Discover Pro infotainment system with navigation
The non-GTI Golf models are powered by a sole mild hybrid drivetrain option, which is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, integrated to a 48V generator (150 PS, 250 Nm). The mild hybrid tech allows the car to coast with the engine off. Active Cylinder Management can shut down two of the four cylinders when conditions permit. Transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch automatic.
With the Golf GTI, power comes from the venerable EA888 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine (245 PS, 370 Nm). It is paired to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic as well. This GTI features Vehicle Dynamics Manager, which integrates control of the electronic differential locks and the DCC for customised dynamic driving.
At launch in Singapore, here are the prices for the Mk8 VW Golf, with the pricing for each specific equipment package option to be announced later. We did a direct conversion to RM to give you a better idea, but it is not reflective of how much the Mk8 Golf will sell for in Malaysia, when we do get it.
VW Golf Pricing
1.5 eTSI Life
How much do you think the Mk8 VW Golf will cost when it is launched in Malaysia? What we know is the Mk8 GTI will be Mk7 predecessor, as it will be CKD. Anyhow, time will tell. In the meantime, hang in there!
Jason's foremost passion is all things automotive, where he spent his formative working years as a Product Planner and Trainer. An Advanced Driving Instructor by training and an all-round enthusiast, Jason loves going into intricate details about driving dynamics. Will drive anything with 4 wheels and a steering.