VW Golf 8 GTI, launched last year, now comes with Clark Plaid Jacara fabric seats with a check pattern design – crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares.
The classic checked pattern was designed by Gunhild Liljequist, the first woman to work in Volkswagen’s design department.
In terms of a sporty colour, black was definitely a good choice for Liljequist, however, she was also looking for another choice that had a powerful and sophisticated effect, so she chose red.
In addition, that marked the beginning of what is now referred to as the ‘Clark Plaid’ pattern, which is still available in the Golf GTI 8 generations later.
Golf 8 GTI Jacara Edition is now available at Volkswagen dealers and retails for R16 700 less than the Golf GTI derivative with leather seats.
Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
Golf 8 GTI Jacara Edition 2.0 TSI 180kW DSG® R716 500
Golf 8 GTI 2.0 TSI 180kW DSG® (with leather seats) R733 200
The Golf GTI comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km EasyDrive Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.