Volkswagen Golf R Facelift Spied Testing in Wagon Form

The Volkswagen Golf is getting a facelift and spy photographers have captured the Golf R wagon variant testing the updated front end.

Spotted in the Austrian Alps, the Volkswagen Golf R wagon prototype only has the front end covered in camouflage, so it’s likely that’s the only part that will see significant updates. We can see a new front grille, headlights, and bumper, although the rear tail lights will likely get updated graphics as part of the refresh. Expect to see some minor changes to the interior as well, with a larger infotainment screen and new options for trim.

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It’s unclear if the Golf R will get more performance as part of the facelift, or if the German automaker believes the current 300 horsepower will suffice. The facelift will affect all Golf models across the lineup, but naturally the Golf R styling will be a bit more aggressive and sportier compared to the standard model.

Look for the facelifted Volkswagen Golf to debut this fall.

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