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R is the fastest Australian production Golf to date
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:
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.
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:
The Golf GTI can be upgraded with optional Infotainment, Drive Assistance and Luxury packages.
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:
Driver’s Assistance and Infotainment packages are optional.
For more information visit www.volkswagen.com.au