SEE: Volkswagen SA debuts a host of new cars at SA Festival of Motoring

Image: Wheels24 / Sergio Davids
Image: Wheels24 / Sergio Davids

Volkswagen SA has a few treats in store for Festival of Motoring visitors this week, here's what they can expect...

VWSA will be at the 2019 Festival of Motoring (August 22 – 25 2019) at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit debuting new models locally.

Festival goers can meet the all-new and anticipated T-Cross, Volkswagen’s new SUV, which will be on display for the first time in South Africa.

Visitors can also view motoring technology at its finest, with the aerodynamic ID.R Pikes Peak electric racing car.

Andile Dlamini, head of group communications, said: "Volkswagen will be creating the ultimate playground for motor enthusiasts at the fourth-annual Festival of Motoring with never-before-seen vehicles on South African soil."

The ground-breaking electric racer has already made history by breaking records at Pikes Peak, Nürburgring-Nordschliefe and more recently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb.

Other cars on display include the coolest and newest kids on the block, the Vivo Sound Edition and a locally-inspired concept car.

Fans can also strap in for some thrilling spins on the track in Volkswagen favourite vehicles, which include the Golf R with 228kW, Touareg Black Style, Arteon, Tiguan Allspace and Polo Vivo GT.

Volkswagen will also be creating a carnival inspired experience for the whole family which will include virtual games and upbeat performances.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be giving visitors a taste of off-road action. For the first time ever, guests can experience the capabilities of the V6 Amarok on a bespoke technical 4x4 obstacle course inspired by the International Spirit of Amarok in the skidpan area.

The Spirit of Amarok is the only international amateur off-road precision driving competition and it was started right here in South Africa. From behind the wheel of an Amarok, qualifying teams from around the world go head-to-head to determine the best driver/navigator duo in the world.

To give Festival of Motoring visitors a piece of the action, the Spirit of Amarok is the central theme at this year’s festival.

Kyalami’s challenging 4x4 track is the ideal area to put the powerful Amarok V6 to the test and this year will be no exception. The Amarok will be taking festival goers around the dirt track, and for future trailblazers, a mini Amarok circular track will be available to keep them entertained. The soon-to-be-launched special edition Amarok Canyon will also be on display.

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Visitors can share their Volkswagen moments on social media by uploading photos and videos using the hashtag #VWRideWithUs and #SpiritOfAmarok.

Dlamini said:"Volkswagen will be out in full force at the Festival of Motoring this year and we look forward to Volkswagen customers and fans experiencing and enjoying what we have on offer." 

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