Volkswagen’s limited-edition Golf R Wagon has arrived in Australia, priced from $58,990 plus on-road costs.
Australian buyers are treated to (and restricted to) the ‘Wolfsburg Edition’ R Wagon, which brings added features over and above the ‘regular’ R Wagon; were it to be offered here.
As the name suggests, the Wolfsburg Edition is a nod to Volkswagen HQ in Germany and is equipped with Carbon Nappa leather, a three-spoke sports steering wheel, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, front assist with city emergency brake and blind spot monitoring.
The interior also boasts ‘R’ logos in the seat backrests, brushed aluminium inserts, decorative stitching and aluminium sports pedals.
LED reading lights are available to front and rear seat passengers, along with dual-zone climate control and a Discover Media navigation system. The cargo area is good for 605 litres of storage with the seats up, rising to 1620 litres with the seats folded.
Outside, there’s black door mirror covers, black roof rails, black 19-inch alloy wheels and a Wolfsburg crest badge. Buyers get a choice of three paint finishes, including the exclusive Oryx White Pearl.
Power comes from a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 206kW and 380Nm of torque, matched with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 0-100km/h sprint takes 5.2 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.2 l/100km.
A sports suspension system sees the ride height lowered by 20mm over the regular Golf Wagon, and the R Wolfsburg gets a ‘progressive’ steering system and a sports electronic stability program which can be fully deactivated for use on a race track.
The Wagon is priced at $2000 more than the R Wolfsburg Hatch, and the only option is a panoramic electric sunroof at $1850.
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