VW Australia announces pricing for Golf GTI and Golf R MY19
The Golf GTI MY2019 will start from $45,490 (plus on-road costs) with deliveries starting from October 2018.
As we previously mentioned, the Golf GTI Performance Edition replaced the standard GTI for the 2019 model year, benefiting from the more powerful 2.0 litre TSI engine with 180kw of power and 370Nm of torque (instead of the 169kw/350Nm of the outgoing version) exclusively combined with the 7-speed DSG (no manual option), the electro-mechanical front differential lock and the larger ventilated front and rear disc brakes taken from the Golf R.
On the exterior the Golf GTI MY2019 comes with LED headlights and 18 inch alloy wheels as standard. Inside, the base model comes with 12.3 inch Active Info Display, 8.0 inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, leather sport steering wheel, Clark cloth seat upholstery, keyless entry and the Driver Assistance Package (adaptive cruise control, park assist, adaptive lane guidance, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection etc
Optionally, you can choose between the Sound & Style Package (19 inch Brescia alloy wheels, 9.2 inch navigation system with gesture control and Dynaudio 400W audio system) which costs $2300 and the Luxury Package (Vienna leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric adjustment for the driver, panoramic electric glass sunroof, memory function for side mirrors) which costs $3900.
The Golf R MY2019 starts from $48,490 (drive-away) for the manual and $50,990 for the DSG, available from the 1st of August 2018.
The range topping hot hatch from Volkswagen is fitted with the 2.0 liter TSI engine producing 213 kw and 380 Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed DSG and the 4Motion all wheel drive system.
The Golf R Grid ($48,490 for the manual and $50,990 for the DSG) which is the cheapest of the range will come with LED headlights and taillights, 19 inch wheels, gloss black side mirrors and privacy glass as standard on the exterior. Inside, the base model features the 8.0 inch infotainment system, cloth and Alcantara upholstery and keyless entry.
The slightly more expensive Golf R ($54,490 for the manual and $56,990 for the DSG) adds the 9.2 inch infotainment system with gesture control, 12.3 inch Active Info Display, heated front seats and Vienna leather appointed upholstery.
Finally, the most expensive Golf R Wolfsburg only comes with the DSG gearbox, at $58,990. Optional features include the Driver Assistance package ($1300) and the panoramic sunroof ($1900)