2016 VW Golf R USA Release Date

Monday, May 4th 2015. | Volkswagen

Around 2015, it is expected that the new 2016 VW Golf R will start the sales on US market. After seeing the European premiere, many US buyers feel disappointed in the previous model. Perhaps it is because the company did not give something special around it. It was less than buyers’ expectation to see the previous model with modern, attractive and high performance.

2016 VW Golf R Front View

2016 Golf R is the basic reason why the company would like to fix everything. This new version will come as five-door variant for US market with the revised grille in R label, larger air vents than before and modified bumper. You could find out bi-xenon headlights LED with 18 inches of aluminum wheels for standard version while the optional is 19 inches of wheel.

2016 VW Golf R Specs

Speaking about the drive system configuration, 2016 VW Golf R will be based on the European VW Golf 7R. In another word, the car will receive the updated turbocharged engine version with 2.0 liter of fuel which is able to produce the output for about 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This car is designed with all-four wheels configuration which is called VW 4Motion and there are two transmissions available. You can go with six-speed manual transmission for the standard version or go with the optional DSG.

For the sportiest version, 2016 VW Golf R is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds with the support of manual gearbox while for the DSG, it goes for about 4.7 seconds. There are new trim levels to offer so that the car has four variants including Comfort, Normal, Sport and Race Mode. This way will be the best solution to give wider options for buyers.

2016 VW Golf R Price

It should be one of the best hatches that will be designed to deal with its tight competitor, Ford Focus RS. The cabin of 2016 VW Golf R is offered with outstanding design and the price tag will be higher than before. For the standard model, the cost could be about $36,500 and it is quite complete with the features. The car has LED lights with 18 inches of wheel and leather upholstery while the top rim has more price tag that is about $39,000 with more advanced equipment such as navigation system and the sporty wheels 19 inches in 2016 Golf R.

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