Report: Volkswagen Jetta R Model Under Consideration

Report: Volkswagen Jetta R Model Under Consideration
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With the launch of the Golf R, Volkswagen is considering a Jetta R model that will help expand the brand’s soon-to-be-launched high-performance R division. This new Jetta R won’t be based on the current Jetta platform but on the all-new Jetta, which is known as the New Compact Sedan. The look of the car was… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Golf R Launches in Europe With 265-hp and AWD

Volkswagen Golf R Launches in Europe With 265-hp and AWD
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Volkswagen has just officially launched the high-performance Golf R model in Europe, just days after its first North American showing as a concept at the Montreal International Auto Show. As an even-higher performance version than the iconic GTI, the Golf R gets an upgraded version of the same 2.0-liter TFSI 4-cylinder as well as VW’s… Continue Reading...

Montreal Auto Show 2010: Volkswagen Golf R “Concept” Makes North American Debut

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Montreal Auto Show 2010: Volkswagen Golf R “Concept” Makes North American Debut
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Apparently not all big debuts happen at the Detroit Auto Show. Volkswagen made a splash at the Montreal Auto Show, by showing, for the first time in North America, the Euro-spec Golf R. First unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, VW has yet to confirm this model for production in North America, but… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen Golf R Confirmed for North America as GTI-R Model

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Report: Volkswagen Golf R Confirmed for North America as GTI-R Model
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Volkswagen has confirmed that the high-powered all-wheel drive Golf R, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month, will be sold in North America. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (the same powerplant found under the hood of the Audi TT-S) the Golf R makes 265hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque. Volkswagen estimates… Continue Reading...

VIDEO: Volkswagen Golf R and Scirocco R Hit the Track

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Last week Volkswagen took the wraps off the Golf R at the Frankfurt Auto Show, with the high-powered hatch joining the Scirocco in VW’s expanding “R” category. Now VW has released a short video of both cars in their ideal environment – the race track. Along with some stylish bodywork and interior treatments, the Golf… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen Golf R World Premiere

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen Golf R World Premiere
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Sure Volkswagen’s main stage was reserved for environmentally friendly BlueMotion diesels, but is there was no car on the German automakers stand that deserves the spotlight like the 265hp Golf R. We have to admit being a little disappointed that the car won’t get the same turbo five-cylinder as found in the TT-RS, but sharing… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Golf R Revealed With 265hp and All-Wheel Drive

Frankfurt Preview: Golf R Revealed With 265hp and All-Wheel Drive
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Forget the GTI or R32, Volkswagen has just released the Golf R, a high-performance, turbocharged, all-wheel drive hot hatch. We have to admit being a little disappointed that the car won’t get the same turbo five-cylinder as found in the TT-RS, but sharing the powerplant with the TT-S is nothing to scoff at. Instead of… Continue Reading...
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