A brand new Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI has been recently crashed during its launch in Cape Town, South Africa.
Things don’t always go as planned when testing new cars and unfortunately some journalists have to find this out the hard way. This is exactly the story with some journalists who were taking the new VW Golf 7 GTI for a spin in Cape Town, South Africa, during its launch.
“What a day at the office. I was passenger. And now I can tell you what being punched by an airbag feels like. I was a passenger today in a really unfortunate accident. Bakkie u-turned right in front of us, driver didn’t have a chance. This things happen. The car’s safety equipment and impact absorption was exceptional; it was a big impact & I walked away. We’re all OK”, said Ciro de Siena from Overdrive TV, the passenger in the Golf.
Thank God you’re all OK. Maybe next time you should do the same with a Golf GTI Mk1 and see who has fewer scratches. Keep in mind that this is probably the first time when a Golf 7 GTI is crashed. As a quick reminder, the new Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injected four-cylinder engine, which is good for 220 PS (162 kW), or for 230 PS (169 kW), depending on the version chosen. Both of them are mated to a six-speed transmission and stop / start as standard.