Looks like those wanting a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 won’t have very long to wait now – regular contributor ApexKit has sent in a few snaps of a white-coloured seventh-gen GTI example that he spotted in the JPJ Putrajaya car park.

UPDATE: The VW Golf GTI Mk7 is now available in Malaysia. Read our test drive report here.

Though the car is available from the factory in two power output levels from its 2.0 TSI turbo mill, the word is that it’ll make its debut here in its standard 220 PS model form. No indication as to when the 230 PS GTI Performance Stage 2 version – which adds larger brake discs and a front limited-slip differential to things – will get here, or if so.

The EA888 TSI lump offers 350 Nm of maximum torque, and the GTI is able to get to the 100 km/h mark from standstill in 6.5 seconds, with a 246 km/h top speed to boot.

Standard kit consists of a Stop/Start system and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. The base wheels are 17-inch Brooklyn GTI alloys, but though the spyshots don’t offer any indication as to the wheel design, reader YM Oon shares with us the local car will wear the 18-inch Austins as standard fitment, similar to the UK. The evaluation mule in the pix isn’t shod with rear LED lamps, which Hafriz thought was standard issue with the car.