2015 VW Golf R Orders Open January 8

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The most powerful production Volkswagen Golf model ever offered in the U.S. will be up for pre-order next month.

The German automaker has announced that starting January 8, 2015, customers will be able to pre-order one of the 500 Golf R models heading to the U.S. with a $500 reservation fee required for customers to secure their place in line. Every one of the first 500 Golf R hot hatches will be identical sporting a Lapiz Blue Metallic paint job and powered by a 2.0-liter TSI engine with 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque while mated to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Standard equipment on the 2015 Golf R includes 19-inch Cadiz wheels with summer performance tires, 4Motion all-wheel drive, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, DCC adaptive damping system, Park Distance Control, a navigation system and a Fender premium audio system. Pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will start at $39,910 including destination.

The first 500 owners of the Volkswagen Golf R will also receive an exclusive, numbered Volkswagen Driver Gear R accessory kit that includes an exclusive, serialized Volkswagen R watch, a serialized carbon fiber and stainless steel keychain and a serialized VIN-specific certificate.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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