2016 VW Golf R – USA Release Date

Tuesday, May 5th 2015. Volkswagen

2016 VW Golf R Front AngleThis February of 2015, 2016 VW Golf R should be released for sales on US market and before, the American audience was regret seeing the European premiere. The company deprived this car for more than a year and the company gives more modification for US version than Europe. What makes people regret in its previous model could be because the car is not too modern, not attractive as it is expected or even lack of horses compared to Focus FR.

2016 Golf R for US version gets only the five-door variant and it is supported with revised grille with the R label as its trademark, larger air vents and also restyled bumper. This new model gladly will go with bi-xenon headlights LED, aluminum wheels 18 inches as standard and 19 inches as optional. It will be a sporty hatchback with four exhaust pipes and redesigned diffuser.

2016 VW Golf R Price

2016 VW Golf R is the direct rival for Ford Focus RS model. The cabin of this new version will be very simple. It has outstanding interior that of course will affect the price tag. For the standard model, it is offered with the price tag about $36,500 and there will be more equipment around it. The 18 inches of wheel has LED light with leather upholstery while the top trim has the price tag about $39,000 with 19 inches of wheel and navigation features.

2016 VW Golf R Specs

Speaking about the drive system, there is a big possibility that 2016 VW Golf R will borrow the European VW Golf 7R. In another word, it will be the updated version with the support of 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that is able to produce the output for about 292 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. It is designed with the all-four wheel drive configuration, VW 4Motion. For the transmission, there are two options to offer which is standard six-speed manual and the optional is DSG. For the sportiest version of 2016 VW Golf R, it is able to accelerate to 100 from 0 km/h in just 5.3 seconds with manual gearbox while with the combination of DSG it goes in just 4.7 seconds. The current model is offered with three level of trims and now there will be a new variant to offer so that the total trims for this car are Comfort, Normal, Sport and the last is Race Mode.

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