Well, that didn’t take long. The order books for the Volkswagen Golf 8 have only just opened in Europe but a tuner has already gone to work on the new hatchback.
Yes, the folks over at “null-bar” in Belgium have revealed what could quite possibly be the first Golf 8 fitted with aftermarket accessories. The tuner managed to lay its paws on a black Golf 8 in so-called “First Edition” guise, quickly installing a FAHRWairK air-suspension kit and slamming the hatch to the ground.
The firm also fitted KW dampers as well as a set of Oz Superturismo Evoluzione wheels wrapped in 225/30 R20 tyres. You'll also notice the fairly subtle body kit and, of course, the obligatory decals.
While null-bar has made no mention of any under-bonnet fettling, it’s worth noting the company does offer power and braking upgrades so something may very well be in the pipeline.
In Europe, the Golf 8 is offered with a choice of four turbocharged four-cylinder engines at launch: two 1,5-litre TSI units (one with 96 kW and the second with 110 kW) and a pair of 2,0-litre TDI powerplants (offering 85 kW and 110 kW).
As a reminder, these engines are not destined for South Africa (initially, at least), with the local range – scheduled to arrive late in 2020 – instead set to include a 1,4 TSI variant (with 110 kW), the popular Golf GTI derivative and the range-topping Golf R model.
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