When I last had a quiet word with Jutta Dierks, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia, it was at the recent local launch of the Volkswagen Golf VI. Talk inevitably turned to the hi-po GTI and how long it would take to arrive in Australian showrooms.

With the Australian market traditionally one of the last to receive the Golf GTI, the outlook back then was that wed have to wait until 2010 before wed see our first allocation shipped.

Now, however, it appears that we will be able to get our Antipodean mitts on VWs newest hot hatch before years end.

A precise local release date hasnt been firmed up, but Volkswagen Australia assures us itll be here before 2010 rolls around.

Pricing and spec levels have yet to be announced too, however well keep our ears to the ground for any further info. Keep that dial locked onto TMR, folks.
Source: The Motor Report.