Volkswagen Golf R Wagon is the latest high-performance model from the German giant. It
will join the Golf R hatch and Tiguan R.

The Golf R Wagon has chromed roof rails, an electrically operated tailgate with Easy Open
and Easy Close functions

With the 60/40-split backrest folded the wagon measures1.845 metres between the
tailgate and the backs of the front seats.

Poor comes from 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine with 235kW from 5200rpm until
6000rpm. There’s 420Nm between 2000rpm and 5550rpm. It does the zero to 0-100km/h
time in just 4.9 seconds.

Using the latest iteration of the seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox, the Golf R Wagon has
been officially measured at 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined-cycle. It requires
98RON premium unleaded petrol.

VW Golf R Wagon has 19-inch alloy wheels and uses the latest 4MOTION all-wheel drive
system with R-Performance Torque Vectoring.

Adaptive suspension offers Comfort, Sport, Race, Special and Drift modes.

The ‘Special’ profile is tuned to suit the bumps, undulations and corners of the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife by incorporating more compliant damping with maximum
powertrain performance.

The ‘Drift’ profile provides optimal driving dynamics away from public roads, distributing
100per cent of the rear torque to one wheel. It defaults to ESC Sport while ESC Off can be
individually selected.

Brand Director of Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles Michal Szaniecki said the new Golf R
Wagon “is the perfect complement to our winning and expanding R range of high-
performance vehicles.”

“From hatch to wagon and SUV, Volkswagen can now provide Australian customers with a
high-performance model to suit their exact taste and needs.

“The Golf R Wagon will be unchallenged in its segment and unequalled for its combination
of performance and practicality.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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