Starting at RM 390k, Mk8 VW Golf launched in Singapore

Jason · May 19, 2021 12:00 PM

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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?

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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?

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Golf 1.5 eTSI interior pictured

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
  • Wireless charging
  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Air Care Climatronic with allergen filter
  • Electric parking brake

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Golf 1.5 eTSI interior pictured

The Golf R-Line gets additional kit which are:

  • 10-inch Discover Pro infotainment system with navigation
  • Touchpanel for volume and climate control
  • Steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls 
  • Wireless smartphone connectivity

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Golf GTI interior pictured

Move up to the Golf GTI and you get:

  • DCC adaptive suspension
  • Head-up display
  • Sunroof
  • Leather upholstery

Also readSpied: VW Golf GTI Mk8 seen in Putrajaya, to be CKD

Engine and transmission?

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Golf 1.5 eTSI's EA211 1.5-litre engine

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.

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Golf GTI's EA888 2.0-litre engine

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. 

Prices

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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
  SGD RM
1.5 eTSI Life 125,900 390,461
2.0 GTI 205,900 638,570

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!

Also readCKD 2021 Mk8 VW Golf GTI for Malaysia - can it still make it for SST-exempted price?

Jason

Road Test Editor

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.

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Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

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