Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
2 minute read
8 Aug 2020
8:23 am

Get a Volkswagen Golf 6 GTI from R139 999

Mark Jones

Want to own South Africa’s favourite hot hatch? We show you a bunch of the iconic Mk 6 Golf GTI offerings that will fit any budget.

The car that most people aspire to drive and own, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, is one of the most successful cult cars in the history of Volkswagen in South Africa. The first-generation Golf GTI was launched in South Africa in November 1982 and it pioneered the hot hatch category. The naturally aspirated 1.8-litre engine had a power output of 82 kW with a top speed of 182 km/h and accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 9.3 seconds. The second generation saw the introduction of the 1.8-litre 16v that produced 102 kW, while the third generation brought us the legendary 128 kW...