Volkswagen Golf R Gets Facelifted with New Looks and Slightly Better Performance

The Volkswagen Golf R, the performance variant from VW is now out.

The hatchback and the other variants scheduled for a November launch got slightly delayed but they are out now.

The company has confirmed information with regards to the slightly tweaked version of the Volkswagen Golf. The visual tweaks are more prominent than what actually undergoes the hood. The facelifted model proudly showcases aggressive bumpers combined with high mounted headlights and stylish components inspired by the sportier GTI models. Giving the hatchback the GTI treatment is a laudable move as a lot of people would love to have that edgy design on this performance driven model.

Volkswagen Golf R Facelifted

The front fascia has the R logo on top of it that instantly lets everyone know that you own a unique model than the entry level version. The side mirrors are now painted silver making them readily visible from a distance and act as accessories to add to the overall looks of the car. There are four exhaust tips on the rear end combined with a four-slat diffuser and another R emblem mounted in the rear.

In terms of performance, the Volkswagen Golf R uses a 2.0-liter TSI engine capable of delivering 400Nm of torque with 210 PS power. They are slightly more than what the previous model offered. Nonetheless, the little bump combined with the external components make it a worthy upgrade. The car uses the company’s own 4Motion all-wheel drive technology connected to a six speed manual transmission system. Buyers have the option to upgrade it to a DSG automatic gearbox if they like to.

Instead of focusing on the horsepower, the acceleration capability can be used to determine the Golf R’s output. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds. Another variant powered by a 1.0-liter 85 PS engine is also announced for those who prefer lower price tags with increased fuel efficiency, reports Autoevolution.

Volkswagen Golf R

The dashboard of the Volkswagen Golf R facelifted edition is dominated by a large 9.2-inch touchscreen display. There is a much larger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster to control the functions. This setup is connected to the Composition Color infotainment system which is found on all newest launches from the house of Volkswagen. The top of the line variants will however use the Discover Pro system. The automobile brand didn’t announce the pricing for the model yet and when they do, we can also know when it will actually be available in dealership stores.