New Volkswagen Golf R
There was a time when the hot hatch was a simpler affair; you had your standard hatchback range models, and then a hot range-topping version. These days that’s not enough, because the New Volkswagen Golf R has its iconic hot GTI, and this even more potent New Volkswagen Golf R.
The New Volkswagen Golf R adds all-wheel drive and boosts power from VW’s 2.0 TSI petrol engine to 296bhp, ensuring better traction and even more impressive performance figures. Of course, because it’s still essentially a VW Golf, it benefits from the same high-quality interior and well thought out cabin.
It goes up against rivals such as BMW’s rear-wheel drive M135i and Audi’s four-wheel drive S3. The R also gets more performance than these rivals, but the Audi’s finer cabin and similar practicality for slightly less money make it an appealing choice. Meanwhile, the BMW’s rear-drive layout means more playful dynamics and its punchy turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine gives a more brutish driving experience. BMW’s infotainment system remains the one to beat, too
The New Volkswagen Golf R is subtle but stylish, with a few key differences to the Golf GTI.
With a classy and subtly revised look, the new New Volkswagen Golf R doesn’t shout about its potential. The R grille features a chrome strip, while unique bumpers, wider side sills and smoked chrome mirror caps are the only markers that this is a special Golf. Spec it in a metallic grey hue, and bystanders could easily mistake the R for a more mundane version of the Golf.
At the back, you’ll spot LED light clusters and quad exhausts, which are the biggest giveaways to the R’s performance. The optional 19-inch alloy wheels add an aggressive look and, combined with the 15mm lower ride height, they contribute to the New Volkswagen Golf R purposeful look.
With its boxy proportions and practical image, the estate version is even more low key, giving the model real Q-car appeal. It looks particularly stealthy on the standard alloy wheels.
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