Volkswagen 2021 plans: A busy year ahead for Volkswagen SA

Volkswagen South Africa to launch six new models in 2021

Reuben Van Niekerk
Volkswagen 2021
Golf 8

Volkswagen South Africa will be celebrating their 70th Birthday this year, as the first Volkswagen, a Beetle, rolled off the production line in Uitenhage, outside Port Elizabeth, in 1951.

Besides their special birthday, Volkswagen will be launching a number of new models during the year.


The second quarter of 2021 will be a busy period for the German brand. Firstly, the Crafter range will be extended with the addition of automatic and 4Motion models.

The brand new Golf 8 range will be presented with the new GTI, which is set to continue the trend as the top selling hot hatch in South Africa.

The T6.1 Kombi will go on sale following the launch of the T6.1 range late last year and the very popular Tiguan will receive a substantial mid life upgrade.

In the fourth quarter fans can look forward to the arrival of the Golf 8 R, this all-wheel drive hot hatch offers supercar rivalling performance in a hatchback body style.

The commercial vehicle range will have the last say as the Caddy 5 is welcomed onto our shores towards the end of 2021.