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Golf R Wagon joins VW range full-time

By Chris Thompson, 05 May 2017 News

2017 Golf R and Golf R Wagon

Australians will soon be able to get their hands on a VW Golf R Wagon

Australians will have full access to VW’s Golf R Wagon as of January 2018, the company confirmed in a recent pricing announcement.

Volkswagen Australia also announced that 300 examples each of the R Wolfsburg Edition hatch and wagon will be available this year, with pricing slightly higher than regular models.

When those 300 R wagons sell out, no more will be available until the regular wagon arrives next year.

As a strong seller in Australia, the Golf R will continue to delight with an incremental power increase from 206kW up to 213kW, and the same 380Nm it had before.

Unfortunately, Australia still cops a power decrease compared to Euro-spec models, which come equipped with 228kW. This has, in the past, been blamed on Australia’s hot climate.

Punter will be able to pick one up for as much as it cost before, however, with no increase in the $52,990 six-speed manual or $55,490 seven-speed DSG prices.

In the Wolfsburg Edition, new Golf R owners can expect 19-inch Pretoria alloys, Oryx White Pearl, Lapiz Blue Metallic, and Deep Black Pearl effect paint finishes, chrome roof rails, and Nappa leather upholstery inside.

A Wolfsburg R hatch will set new owners back $57,990, while a wagon is an extra $2K at $59,990. Both come with 7-speed DSG.

Included with the new Golf R are dark tinted rear and rear side windows, metallic or pearl paint, 19-inch Spielberg alloys, LED tail lights with dynamic indicators, and LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights.

There’s also the optional ($1300) Driver Assistance Pack, which includes lane assist, rear traffic alert, and dynamic light assist among others.

All Golf R buyers will have the option of adding the $1900 panoramic sunroof.