SA car sales: Almost 20% of Golfs sold in SA are GTIs

The Tiguan may be Volkswagen's top-selling premium model, but the Golf GTI continues to be a popular seller, making up almost 20% of Golfs sold in May!

The two top-sellers remain the automaker's entry-level Polo Vivo (2478 sold) and sixth generation Polo (1390). The Tiguan is third on the list with 536 sold in May ahead of the Golf with 383. 

The Polo Sedan (65), Kombi (81), Touareg (51), Caddy (31), Caravelle (28) and Arteon (21) make up the rest of car and commercial vehicle sales for the German auto giant. 

According to Volkswagen SA, of the 383 Golfs sold, 68 were GTI models translates into 17.75%, that's just under one-fifth

With the new Golf 8 likely to be shown in September at the Frankfurt motor show, it's interesting to note how popular the GTI remains in Mzansi.

The next generation GTI is likely to reach our shores in 2020. 

Read our driving impression of the Golf GTI here.