Thursday, July 22, 2021

2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf GTI and Golf R Coming In 4th Quarter

2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf GTI is powered by a 241 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI® engine and Golf R (pictured above), powered by a 315 horsepower version of the same engine paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed DSG® dual-clutch automatic. Both with wheelbases unchanged from the previous generation. The 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Pro is standard and the IQ.DRIVE® suite of driver assistance technology is available on GTI and Golf R models, including Travel Assist (semi-automated driving assistance); Front Assist (Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring); Active Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System); and Emergency Assist (semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency, DSG only). 2022 GTI, in its eighth generation, has a starting MSRP of $30,540 (including $995 destination) for the S model with manual transmission. The fifth iteration of the Golf R starts at $44,460 with manual transmission. The 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R are expected to reach U.S. dealers in Q4 2021.