New Golf R Release Set For 2022

2022 golf R

Volkswagen is set to launch the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R in Europe with two body styles and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the Golf R will not be returning to the United States this year. The next generation will hit the market for the 2022 model year. You can expect a similar style to the new Golf GTI with some added flair and performance features including all-wheel-drive, and a 330 horsepower engine.

2022 Golf R Highlights

  • The latest Golf R model will be the fastest version of the brand’s performance halo and can go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds
  • Standard five-door design
  • Features a torque vectoring 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system which significantly increases agility

2022 Golf R Exterior

The exterior design of the new Golf R includes some exciting new performance features that are sure to please any Tysons Corner VW enthusiasts. High-gloss black elements add a unique flair to the new front bumper with a sport-inspired splitter and R-specific air intake grilles. Some other exciting new exterior features include:

  • Blue crossbar with LED strip that runs from the radiator grille to the fenders
  • Standard sunroof
  • 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

The new Golf R will be available in three different colors:

  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Deep Black Pearl Effect

2022 Golf R Interior

While the new Golf R exterior has garnered a fresh new look, the interior has also been customized and enhanced to bring the Golf performance line into the future. The new cabin features top of the line technology and luxurious leather finishing that meet both comfort and performance needs. Other unique interior elements include:

  • Standard Discover Pro infotainment system
  • Digital Cockpit configurable instrument panel with 10-inch Discover Pro touchscreen display
  • Driver and front passenger sport seats
  • Nappa leather seating surfaces with blue accents
  • The heated and multifunction leather sport steering wheel
  • Ergonomic DSG paddles
  • R button for direct selection of the various standard driving profile selection (Comfort, Sport, Race and Individual)
  • 30-color ambient lighting
golf r 2022 interior

Performance Features

  • Engine: 1,984 cc four-cylinder turbocharged TSI® engine
  • Horsepower: 315 horsepower
  • Torque: 310 pound-feet

While the Golf R will be returning in 2022, the Sportwagon or Alltrack will not. The Golf GTI will be returning for the 2021 model year, arriving in the summer of 2021 and is the last model year for this generation. Learn more about the 2022 Golf R here, and stay tuned for more Golf R release date information and specs coming next year!

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