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All-new 2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 debuts – 320 PS, 420 Nm

Volkswagen has launched the all-new 2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 to the world and it is the most powerful Golf ever. The flagship performance variant of the Golf range is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that produces 320 PS and 420 Nm. The all-new Golf R features permanent all-wheel drive which is pretty much a standard across its 5 generations. But it keeps the exterior looking very subtle instead of showy. There’s a new front bumper with a motorsport-style splitter and R-specific air

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Nov 4, 2020

Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 gets Drift Mode like an AMG A45S

Launched last year, the all-wheel drive (AWD) Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 came with some truly tire-shredding numbers: 320 PS and 420 Nm from a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. While those numbers are certainly going to tear up other hot hatches, there is one feature on this Golf R that will terrify the tyres and that is “Drift” mode. Yes, the flagship performance European hatchback has a feature that will entice you to stock up on cheap tyres that you can play around with. Available on the Golf R is th

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Mar 28, 2021

Volkswagen Golf R 2022 Mk8 dilancarkan. Enjin 2.0, 320 PS, 420 Nm, maksimum 250 km/j

Volkswagen Golf R Volkswagen telah menggugurkan Volkswagen Golf standard untuk pasaran US namun tidak untuk varian prestasi. Buktinya adalah Volkswagen Golf R 2022 baru sahaja dilancarkan sebagai VW Golf R paling berkuasa pernah dikeluarkan. Sebagai sebuah model berprestasi tinggi, VW Golf R 2022 hadir dengan talaan dan teknologi terbaru. Antara ciri terbaru adalah sistem 4Motion AWD tork vektor yang mampu mengagihkan berat kereta pada gandar depan atau belakang secara sekata untuk memudahkan ke


Nov 4, 2020

2021 VW Golf Mk8 for Malaysia to drop DSG for 8-speed torque converter?

A recent report from Australia mentioned that the upcoming 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 will drop the famed dual-clutch automatic in favour of a torque converter automatic. Wait, what? The report cites Volkswagen Australia that the main reason for the switch is due to emission regulations, or the lack of. Currently, Australia conforms to the Euro 5 emission standards, which is a tad bit more lenient than Europe’s 6d regulations. When the newer Euro 6d regulations commence on 1-January 2021, it also


Jun 22, 2020

VW Golf Mk8 bakal dilancarkan pada negara pandu kanan - Malaysia suku ke-2 2021!

Walaupun penjualan Volkswagen Golf Mk8 sudahpun bermula di Eropah sejak Disember 2019, penjualan pada pasaran pandu kanan (kecuali UK) telah ditunda hampir setahun. Kelewatan itu adalah untuk membolehkan Volkswagen menangani laporan gangguan yang ditimbulkan oleh pelanggan mengenai perisian infotainment kereta. Perbaikan telah diluncurkan dan pengenalan di pasar pemanduan kanan kini dilanjutkan secara berperingkat. Golf Mk8 telah dilancarkan di Australia pada Disember 2020. Kini, Volkswagen Jepu

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Mar 12, 2021

You only need three words to know about the 2020 VW Golf MK8 Volkswagen Golf

Not allowed to steal the spotlight from the ID 3 electric hatchback at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf recently allowed to circulating about the road again before its official debut in October. (Picture Credit: @johannes.vag) So what can you expect from The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf? Sharper, Stronger and Faster, that's what that is. Sharper At first glance, you will recognize its one of the Glofs from the general side shape and classic C-pillar design. To the front end


Aug 30, 2019

Excuse Me? No More New Golf R?

The generation of Golf (MK7) has been around for seven years, and it's pretty much a textbook step to proceed with another model renewal. Volkswagen recently released a press release detailing its full line-up for the 2020 model year. The name of Golf R, however, seems to be marked out of the curriculum. Later in Volkswagen's official response, we find no relief for those who concrened about the layoff. Except for the hot all-wheel-drive hatchback which reached the end of production in Mk7 form,


Aug 9, 2019

Spied: 2021 VW Arteon spotted in Pahang - to launch alongside Golf GTI Mk8?

Barely a few months since the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line was launched in Malaysia, we now have spy photos of the upcoming 2021 Volkswagen Arteon facelift spotted in Pahang - courtesy of our friends at Careta. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon facelift Take a good look at it - that's the Arteon's unmistakeable silhouette. As with most facelifts, you can expect visual updates on the front and rear of the car. Since we only got one variant - the R-Line - there's a high chance that will remain unchanged wit


Nov 12, 2020

VW Golf Mk8 to launch in more RHD countries, Malaysia by 2H 2021

Although sales of the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has already started in Europe since December 2019, sales in many right-hand drive markets (except for the UK) have been pushed back by nearly a year. The delay is to allow Volkswagen to address the reports of glitches raised by customers regarding the car’s infotainment software. A fix has been rolled out and introduction in right-hand drive markets is now resuming in stages. Now, Volkswagen Japan is gearing up to launch the iconic C-segment hatchback la


Mar 10, 2021

2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 is out! More digital than ever

The most popular hatchback in the world – the Volkswagen Golf – has debuted in its eighth generation, Mark 8 (Mk8). It sits on an updated version of Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and the dimensions are just a tad larger than before save for the width, measuring at 4,284 mm in length (26 mm longer), 1,789 mm in width (10mm narrower) and stands 1,456 mm tall (4 mm taller). The wheelbase measures at 2,636 mm (16mm longer). The Mk8 Golf gets five hybrid powertrains, three of which are mild hybrids


Oct 25, 2019

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 – Bila nak sampai Malaysia dan patutkah anda tunggu?

Volkswagen Golf (Mk8) generasi kelapan telah diperkenalkan secara global hujung tahun lepas tetapi sebelum pasaran diluar Eropah boleh membelinya, COVID-19 terjadi dan rancangan pelancarannya terjejas. Ini yang kami tahu tentang Golf Mk8 setakat ini. 1. Bila nak sampai Malaysia? Di Eropah dimana pemanduannya sebelah kiri, Golf Mk8 mula dijual pada bulan Disember tahun lepas manakala bagi pasaran UK yang pemanduan sebelah kanan pula, jualannya bermula pada bulan Februari - betul-betul sebelum dun


Jun 29, 2020

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

Remember the VW Golf GTI Mk8 spyshot we ran a month ago? Well, it's almost certain that VW's next-gen hot-hatch will be locally-assembled (CKD), judging by these pics. The blue Golf was spotted by Facebook user Akmal Azmi doing its rounds - completely undisguised - in Precinct 9, Putrajaya. It's a right-hand drive unit and sorry purists, no stickshift here - the gear lever is the little stubby thing in the middle. If it adopts its Euro-market configuration, the GTI's interior will boast a 10.25-


Oct 5, 2020

All-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8, not expected in Malaysia until 2021

The all-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 was unveiled back in October, and sales in Germany has only begun yesterday. With the exception of the United Kingdom, sales in other right-hand drive markets, including Singapore and Australia, are not expected to begin until late-2020. At launch, the all-new Golf is available across several variants, including Style, R-Line, and GTE. The hotter GTI and R variants are expected to debut at a later date. For the German market, Volkswagen is offering a range of


Dec 6, 2019

Hybrids make up 1 in 3 Mk8 VW Golf sold in Europe, CKD Golf GTI coming to Malaysia

The Volkswagen Golf has once again proved to be a hit with buyers in Europe and Germany last year. The Mk8 VW Golf retains its crown as the best-selling car not just in Europe - where 312,000 units were delivered, but also in its home ground in Germany - delivering 133,900 units. These numbers are across all Golf variants. According to Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, whilst the Mk8 VW Golf had its launch interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, sales really gathered momentum in


Jan 14, 2021

VW Golf GTI Mk8 2021 CKD – harga dengan pengecualian cukai SST tidak mustahil?

Selama 7 generasi, VW Golf GTI telah menjadi pilihan utama buat kategori hothatch. Sepanjang pengeluaran, hothatch dari Jerman ini menggabungkan aspek prestasi dan praktikal di dalam pakej yang cukup menawan. Apa yang menarik buat generasi Mk8 ini ialah ia akan menjadi Golf GTI pertama yang dipasang tempatan (CKD). Jadi, apakah yang boleh jangkakan dari hothatch padu generasi ke-8 ini? Mari kita selami sama-sama. CKD bermaksud harganya lebih murah? VW Golf GTI Mk8 2021 diintip ketika diuji di Ma


Jan 5, 2021

All-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 unveiled, 245 PS/370 Nm, 7-speed wet DSG

The godfather of hot hatchbacks is now in its eighth generation, known as the Golf GTI Mark 8 (Mk8). It retains the same formula as before, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powering the front wheels. How fast is the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8? The EA888 engine, now in its fourth generation, produces 245 PS/370 Nm and will almost certainly be paired to the 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (DSG) when it arrives in Malaysia. While official figures have yet to be disclosed, the


Feb 27, 2020

Intipan: VW Golf GTI Mk8 tanpa sebarang samaran di Putrajaya. Bakal dipasang di Pekan, Pahang?

Volkswagen Golf GTI Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia dilihat sekali lagi memberi fokus terhadap pasaran Malaysia dengan sebuah lagi intipan terhadap VW Golf GTI Mk8 yang terdedah di Putrajaya. Sebelum ini, kami turut melaporkan bahawa terdapat sebuah VW Golf GTI Mk8 yang sedang melakukan pandu uji di Genting. Pengguna Facebook, Akmal Azmi melakukan intipan tersebut kereta VW Golf GTI Mk8 ini sedang terdedah di tempat terbuka. Tanpa berselindung, sedikit sebanyak ciri-ciri dan kelengkapan boleh


Oct 5, 2020

This Volkswagen Golf R makes more power than a Lamborghini Aventador!

Ask anyone who has ever driven a Volkswagen Golf R and they’ll tell you that it’s no slouch. However, German tuner ‘The Turbo Engineers’ thought that it needs a little more pep in its step. Enter what could possibly be the only five-cylinder Golf R in the world. The stock four-pot was swapped for a 2.5-litre turbo unit from the Audi RS3 but with a name like ‘The Turbo Engineers’, they took it upon themselves to strap a bigger turbo on it. Because that's what you do to make 740 PS. 40 PS more tha


Jul 14, 2020

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 - When is it coming to Malaysia and should you wait for it?

The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf was introduced globally late last year but before markets outside of Europe could get their hands on it, Covid-19 happened and plans have been affected. So, here’s what we know about the Golf Mk8 so far. 1. When is it coming to Malaysia? In left-hand drive Europe, the Golf Mk8 went on sale in December last year and for the right-hand drive UK market, sales began in February. Shortly before the world stood still. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM


Jun 1, 2020

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

For 7 generations, the VW Golf GTI has been the de-facto hot hatch. It has seamlessly blended usable performance with unmatched practicality. For the first time ever, the 2021 Mk8 Golf GTI will be assembled locally in Malaysia in CKD form. What can we expect the 8th iteration of this hot hatch to feature? Let's dive in. Will CKD bring prices down? 2021 Mk8 VW Golf GTI spied testing in Malaysia. Photo credit: Akmal Azmi The Mk7.5 Golf GTI had a price tag of RM 240k, being fully imported. Traditio


Jan 3, 2021

Spied: 2020 VW Golf GTI Mk8 spotted testing without camo - CKD planned?

Surprise, surprise. It looks like the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 stealthily got on our shores as one was recently spotted testing on Genting roads. Decked in Kings Red Metallic, we can tell that this is a GTI by a few ways: a telltale badge on its grille, front fascia design, unique wheels and twin-tailpipes. Is it CKD? Judging by how its unusual for CBU cars to wear Pahang trade plates and VW has a plant in Pekan, this likely points that the GTI is being worked on there. Which could mean that


Sep 3, 2020

All-new Golf to make its debut on October 24th

How about a word association game? Just think of the word off the top of your head. Volkswagen! If it’s anything other than Golf, then hopefully this time Volkswagen will be able to change that. Here’s the eighth generation (Mk8) Golf, albeit in rendering and sketches. But fret not, all will be revealed on the 24th of October so mark your calendars. The Mk8 Golf sports a revamped exterior design, being more dynamic than before and yet still recognisable as a Golf from all sides. Inside, it has a


Oct 11, 2019

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R packs 320 PS, AWD, 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds!

Like the recent surge in Malaysia's Covid-19 cases, the headlining numbers the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R makes are unignorable: 320 PS, 420 Nm and only 4.9 seconds to reach 0-100 km/h. It'll naturally draw parallels to the VW Golf R Mk8 and that's completely justifiable, since both of them share the same powertrain: EA888 evo4 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder mill and the DQ500 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG). Also appearing in the hottest Tiguan yet is a new all wheel drive (AWD) system


Nov 26, 2020

Should you buy the Volkswagen Golf now or wait for the all-new model?

The Volkswagen Golf, in its current 7th generation form, may be a couple of years old, but it is still quite a capable alternative. With options such as the Ford Focus and Volvo V40 bowing out of our market, leaving the Volkswagen Golf as the only European C-segment hatchback available on sale. For the 2019 model year, Volkswagen introduced a new Sound & Style variant to the Golf line-up, which adds a Helix 300W soundbar, Volkswagen Tint, and Sound & Style emblems to the Golf TSI. The soundbar d


Dec 16, 2019

VW Golf Mk 8 unlikely to arrive in Malaysia until 2021, first VW model to use new logo

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) confirmed today that the all-new eighth generation Golf is unlikely to be launched in Malaysia so soon. Although the Golf Mk8 made its debut in October last year, the model didn’t go on sale in left-hand drive Europe until December last year, while sales in right-hand drive UK only began in February, shortly before the world went into Covid-19 prevention mode. All other major right-hand drive markets including Japan and Australia, as well as Malaysia, ar


May 13, 2020

Mk8 Volkswagen Golf Country – a jacked up 4WD Golf

What you’re seeing here is not an official variant from Volkswagen, but rather a rendering of 'what if VW decides to deck the new Golf with a crossover treatment.' This rendering here is done by Kleber Silva, an automotive designer. At the 1989 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen introduced the Golf Country – a four-wheel-drive Golf with lifted suspension. Only less than 8,000 units were made during its three years production because back then crossover wasn’t really a thing at that time. Back to the

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May 12, 2020

Renault Clio overtakes Volkswagen Golf as Europe’s best-selling car

According to Jato Dynamic’s monthly report, the Renault Clio, with 24,915 units registered, has dethroned the Volkswagen Golf, which recorded 24,735 registrations, as the best-selling car in Europe in February 2020. Based on the collected statistics, the effect of Covid-19 has yet affected car sales in Europe the previous month. February registered a 7 percent drop in car sales compared to 7.6 percent in January though analysers are anticipating a larger drop in coming months. But the more shock


Apr 2, 2020

Rumours: Next Honda Civic Type R to be launched in 2022, 400 PS with NSX tech!

With Honda launching the Civic Type R (FK8) Limited Edition in Europe and America, rumours are surfacing that the FK8 is due for a replacement very soon. This scoop comes from Japan’s Best Car which speculated that the development of the next-gen Civic is in progress and set to be launched in 2021. This means that the FK8 will be replaced soon, perhaps sometime in 2022 and it could even share some tech with Honda’s halo supercar. According to Best Car, the next-gen Type R could reuse the same 2.

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Jul 15, 2020

Volkswagen Polo Mk5: Pengeluaran di Malaysia dihentikan, model baharu bakal beransur?

Penjualan Volkswagen Polo Mk5 sudah dihentikan di Malaysia. Model tertua dalam barisan Vokswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) ini telah dihasilkan sejak tahun 2010. Walaupun pasaran lain sudah menerima Polo Mk6, kilang Volkswagen di Pekan, Pahang masih memasang Polo Mk5 sehingga tahun ini. VPCM telah menurunkan model Volkwagen Polo Mk5 dari laman sesawangnya. Namun demikian, versi sedan (Vento) masih dijual. Volkswagen Polo Mk5 VPCM masih belum mengesahkan ketibaan Polo Mk6 di Malaysia tetapi


Oct 15, 2020

Why is the Toyota 86 so much more expensive than the VW Golf GTI?

When the 200 PS Toyota 86 was first launched in Malaysia in 2012, its asking price was RM 243,000 for the manual, and RM 249,000 for the automatic variant. For a supposedly affordable sports car, its pricing in Malaysia is hardly affordable at all. The more powerful (220 PS), more practical Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 can be had for about RM17k less, at RM 227,888. Toyota 86 UMW Toyota then introduced the facelifted 86 in 2017. There were some minor upgrades but prices went up further, to RM 257,502

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May 16, 2020