Facts & Figures: 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI launched in Malaysia – RM211k

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has launched the all-new Mk8 Golf GTI, priced from RM211,689. The Golf 1.4TSI R-Line is open for booking, priced between RM155k to RM165k.

The all-new Golf GTI is assembled locally in Pekan, Pahang, marking the first time the GTI is assembled outside of Germany and China.


  • Engine: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
  • Max Power: 245 hp
  • Max Torque: 370 Nm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 6.4 seconds

On the outside, the Golf GTI comes with full LED lighting front and back and differs (visually) from R Line with a red strip on the front grille, larger 18-inch wheels, and dual single-exit exhaust tips.


  • 18-inch “Richmond” wheels
  • Full LED lighting front and back
  • Dual single-exit exhaust tips
  • Honeycombe front bumper
  • Red ‘GTI’ light strip on front grille

As you can tell from the pictures, most of the buttons in the cabin have been eliminated and are now replaced with icons with haptic-touch feedback. Only buttons like the hazard light, and those around the gear lever are physical buttons. Even the buttons on the car’s remote key have been replaced.

The Mk8 Golf GTI is available in five different colours – Kings Red, Atlantic Blue, Moonstone Grey, Deep Black, and Oryx White.


  • 10.2-inch Digital Cockpit
  • 10-inch infotainment display with seven speaker
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 30-colour ambient lighting
  • 3-zone air conditioning system

Unlike the Golf R Line’s fabric upholstery, the Golf GTI comes with 3-tone leather seats. Boot space of the Golf GTI is rated at 374-litres.

For safety, the Golf GTI comes with six airbags but interestingly, isn’t equipped with any driver aids, not even autonomous emergency braking.



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