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Performance to leave you breathless

Some things are better experienced than explained. Now with more power and with improvements made to traction and road handling, the Golf R is a thrill-a-minute driving machine. Add performance styling that takes cues from motorsport, advanced driver technologies and an array of premium driver and passenger comforts, and you can discover exhilarating for yourself.

This is what thrilling feels like

The ability to select Race and Drift driving profile modes is just the start of it. Unleash your inner daredevil with a vehicle that channels all its attributes towards giving you an edge-of-your-seat ride.

Savour supreme control

Ever had the feeling of driver and car acting as one? Experience perfect driving harmony with premium bucket seats, sports steering wheel and innovative driver aids all working together to put you in control.

Lost for words? That’s R styling for you

Take one look at the Golf R’s racing-inspired styling, complete with its lowered stance, aggressive posture and signature R details and you’ll understand what can’t be put into words.

Golf R. Don’t think, just feel

The ultimate thrill is here

Experience prodigious performance when you drive the latest Golf R.

Expect Ready eye-catching style

Aggressive styling reveals the potent performance lurking in every Golf R.

Exterior Design

Precise and powerful styling

The Golf R’s sleek design and powerful presence convey a vehicle that is the epitome of sporting performance. With its lowered stance, large front intake and body-coloured side sills, the Golf R is the quintessential head-turner. The R Performance Package ups the ante further with its lightweight alloy wheels, large roof spoiler and aggressive-looking rear diffuser with four chrome-plated tailpipes.

Interior Design

Sporty comfort you can feel

Put yourself at the centre of the action with the Golf R’s multifunction sports steering wheel, which offers responsive feedback and precision control. Bolstered, heated and ventilated front sports seats with integrated head restraints are covered in supple Nappa leather2 providing supreme comfort.


Striking wheels, superb braking

View the Golf R in profile and it’s hard not to be struck by the vehicle’s purposeful 19” Estoril alloy wheels and prominent blue brake callipers. Together they provide terrific on-road performance and ruthless stopping power.

Optional Sunroof

Let the light in

There’s nothing like the Golf R’s panoramic electric glass sunroof for letting the sun stream into the cabin and the open air in your hair.

Technology that will leave you speechless

It’s hard to believe the Golf R can cram this much technology into one vehicle. Enliven every journey with innovative features designed to inspire and impress.

Innovision Cockpit

Performance at your fingertips

The Golf R’s Innovision Cockpit lets you call the shots by putting an exciting array of performance functions within easy reach. The Innovision Cockpit is an immersive, fully digital driver display landscape consisting of a customisable Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster with a 10-inch Discover Pro Navigation System that puts the driver firmly in charge.

Harman Kardon Premium Audio

Premium audio is music to the ears

In-car audio has never sounded as good as it does through the Golf R’s optional Harman Kardon premium audio system with its eight speakers and 480w amplifier offering superb bass response. Four pre-configured sound settings – Pure, Chill Out, Live and Energy – mean you can adapt your listening experience to suit your favourite music.

Head-up Display

Impressive head-up display

Put essential vehicle information, such as speed and navigation assistance, right where you need it by projecting a head-up illumination onto the inside of the windscreen.

3-Zone Climate Control

Climate comfort at a touch

Banish arguments over the temperature setting once and for all with 3-Zone Climate Control. Driver and front passenger can select the optimal temperature for them with a simple press of the touch climate controls, while rear passengers have the luxury of setting their own temperature and fan speeds.


Illuminate the road ahead

Driving with purpose demands you have crystal clear vision ahead of you. The Golf R’s IQ.LIGHT Matrix LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist and dynamic indicators illuminate your path with brilliant intensity and ensure you’re always noticed. For that extra ‘R’ lighting touch, the wing mirrors project an R-logo symbol onto the road below.

Expect superior safety with IQ.DRIVE

Nothing is more important than ensuring you and your passengers arrive at your destination safely. It’s why Volkswagen includes an extensive suite of driver assistance and safety features in every Golf R.3

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Volkswagen Terms & Conditions +

  • 2. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately).
  • 3. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
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