2018 VW Golf R Release Date, Specs and Price

Monday, April 3rd 2017. | Volkswagen


Shortly, Volkswagen unveiled the new vehicle that will be ready for future market and it is the new 2018 VW Golf R. It has several new touches to improve its look and performance. The exterior designs have some updates as well as the interior. The engine performance is also improved. There is a big anticipation from fans and potential buyers to see its improvements.

2018 VW Golf R Changes
2018 VW Golf R Exterior

The exterior design is attractive and this hatchback has several updates especially for its styling. The car is more different from the previous model. You can see the grille and the front fenders since the company will give the new version with the LED taillights as the standard. Because the current design is still impressive, they would not offer a massive change on 2018 VW Golf R.

2018 VW Golf R Interior2018 VW Golf R Interior

Probably, the company will give some new technology features that they announced for other models. These can be Active Info Display to replace the analog gauge cluster with the use of 12.3-inch of the digital display as well as Discover Pro Infotainment system with 9.2-inch touchscreen and gesture controls for 2018 VW Golf R. We believe that the new features inside the car will make it more functional, practical and comfortable.

2018 VW Golf R Engine2018 VW Golf R Engine

It seems that they will continue using the upgraded version of EA888 and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the less-extreme GTI support, but right now the 2018 VW Golf R is capable of providing about 305 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. As you know that the previous generation only went with 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and it means that the improvement is quite good here. The power will be sent to all four wheels with the use of six-speed manual or the DSG dual-clutch auto transmissions. With the improved power, Volkswagen claimed that it is capable of reaching 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds under the use of DSG transmission which is 0.3 seconds faster than the previous model. We do hope that the acceleration with manual transmission can be about 5.3 seconds. For other details, we have to wait more time so Volkswagen can announce it.

2018 VW Golf R Release Date and Price

2018 VW Golf R is still unknown when it will hit the market. However, it can happen shortly. We estimate that the base version can be launched with the price about $39,000. The enhancements make its current price increased slightly.