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Golf R Press Release

Volkswagen Group Australia

Monday April 24, 2017. See details below or click here to download

Golf R sets new parameters for performance and prestige

 

R is the fastest Australian production Golf to date 
Reinvigorated GTI 
Golf diesel Wagon returns 

The Golf R – Volkswagen’s class- and sales-leading compact performance car – has never been faster or so luxurious. 

In its renewed “7.5” form, Australia’s favourite compact performance car now breaks the five second barrier for the 0-100km/h sprint when equipped with the new seven-speed DSG transmission and 213kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol four. 

“You need not look too far into the past to find the time when 4.8 seconds was the preserve of a Porsche 911,” Volkswagen Group Australia Director Michael Bartsch said. “It is extraordinary that a relatively affordable car not only attains this performance, but includes refinements and technologies that remain options in some prestige brands.” 

The current 206kW Golf R sold 353 units in this year to March 31, easily out-distancing performance compact cars from fellow German and Asian competitors. 

The 7.5 version of the Golf R comes standard with: 

  • 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder turbo engine (213kW/380Nm) 
  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive 
  • 6 speed manual or 7 speed DSG 
  • Discover Pro 9.2” navigation system with App-Connect 
  • Gesture control 
  • Voice control 
  • Active Info Display 
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery 
  • Heated front seats 
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory 
  • Driver’s electric lumbar adjustment 
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function 
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows 
  • Metallic/Pearl Effect paint 
  • 19” (Spielberg) alloy wheels 
  • Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators 
  • LED with dynamic cornering lights 
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning 
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system 
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control 
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Premium) 
  • LED interior ambient lighting 
  • Rear View Camera (RVC) 
  • 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system 
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL 
  • Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection 
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB) 
  • Front fog lights 
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers 
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror 
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear 

R options are few, running to the Driver’s Assistance package (which includes adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist and blind spot detection) and a panoramic sun roof. 

 

GOLF GTI

In its new 7.5 guise, the Golf GTI is also extensively upgraded. Retaining such traditional fixtures as tartan upholstery and red grille trim, the model Mr Bartsch says is “one of the few cars that can legitimately be called ‘iconic’” now comes with: 

  • 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder turbo engine (169kW/350Nm) 
  • 6 speed manual or 6 speed DSG 
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning 
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system 
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control 
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Premium) 
  • Discover Media 8” navigation system with App-Connect 
  • LED interior ambient lighting 
  • Rear View Camera (RVC) 
  • 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system 
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL 
  • 18” (Milton Keynes) alloy wheels 
  • Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection 
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB) 
  • Front fog lights 
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers 
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror 
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear 
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering 

The Golf GTI can be upgraded with optional Infotainment, Drive Assistance and Luxury packages. 

 

GOLF 110TDI HIGHLINE WAGON

Volkswagen Australia has also confirmed that the Golf 110 TDI Highline Wagon will join the Golf line-up from its launch in early July. The Golf GTI and Golf R become available in mid-August. 

The Golf 110TDI Highline Wagon is powered by Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre 110kW/340Nm turbo diesel and the Golf R’s new 7-speed DSG. Standard equipment includes: 

  • Front fog lights 
  • Comfort sport front seats 
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats 
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function 
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat 
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function 
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system 
  • 17” (Karlskoga) alloy wheels 
  • Additional chrome interior and exterior highlights 
  • Interior ambient lighting strips 
  • LED reading lights and front foot well lighting 
  • Carpet floor mats 
  • LED headlights for low and high beam 
  • Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium) 
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof 

Driver’s Assistance and Infotainment packages are optional. 

For more information visit www.volkswagen.com.au