Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
5 minute read
28 Aug 2021
8:30 am

Golf 8 GTI: Was Volkswagen’s latest hot hatch worth the wait?

Mark Jones

The latest reincarnation of South Africa’s beloved Golf GTI is the most advanced ever, but it does come at a hefty price.

The legend continues

The local launch of South Africa’s favourite hot hatch was delayed a number of times due to Covid-19 related logistical challenges, but we have finally got to drive the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI this week. And now the question is, was it worth the wait? You would think this is a simple yes or no type of answer, but it’s not. The loyal fans of the VW brand and especially those with the GTI logo, would say it is a no-brainer, anything with this badge is always a winner regardless of asking price. How much does Golf 8 GTI...