2018 Volkswagen Golf R Canada
2018 Volkswagen Golf R Canada welcome to vwsuvmodels.com now you can find expert reviews for the latest models Volkswagen SUVs from U.S. in our site. With its 2.0 L turbo engine with four-cylinder starter 292 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque, the Volkswagen Golf R is the people’s car for people who are in great haste. This flagship of VW’s compact car lineup has always been much more than a golf with a body kit, and a pair of significant changes that come for 2018 help solidify its Halo car position.
This year, the golf R receives a standard digital LCD screen in cockpit light gauge and 7-speed automatic double clutch transmission (replacing last year’s six-speed), both of which first appeared in the various models of the Audi. Also the new standard led headlights, LED tail lights and daytime running lights. Detection of blind spots and more standard, after the driver has been added an additional package of services (described below), and this package also receives automatic high beam.
The rest of the golf R formula remains the same: there is this powerful motor that runs its power to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or as the new seven-speed. It adds to Subaru WRX STI performance level with an extra dose of refinement and luxury that makes golf R more of a compact high-end sport of a wannabe rally car.
2018 Volkswagen Golf R Engine
The transmission with double clutch at 7 speeds is what makes the headlines, so let’s start with that. This is a unit similar to that used in the dashing Audi TT RS, and although the gear is slightly altered from the old six-Speed, honestly, I haven’t noticed much difference. Of course, there is an extra pinion to move in, and the maximum torque comes on a bit faster at 1 800 rpm (used to be 1 900 rpm) up to 5 300 rpm (used to be 5 500 rpm), perhaps helping in a faster time 0-100 km/h , in the grand scheme of things, it did not add much extra attraction or excitement in my drive.
It’s not too surprising when you consider this uber-Golf shares its engine with the Audi S3 and TTS. But unlike these cars, and the WRX STI, the R is next-level practical with a four-door tailgate that makes it useful for small families, especially those who have invaded the need for bulky baby seats.
2018 Volkswagen Golf R Design
Volkswagen’s dynamic Chassis control system (CCD) is included here, and is linked in selectable drive modes that also allow the driver to adapt the throttle direction and response to the road conditions or their mood. What we like about DCC is that it allows you to create a custom configuration: You can dial in the smoothest route with fast powertrain responses, or vice versa.
Leather seats are standard, reinforcing the high-end aesthetic next to the GTI plaid fabric padding, and the large brakes that are optional in the GTI are standard here, stopping the car with authority and filling the 19-inch wheels ( In a new model called Pretoria) well.
The standard includes the integration of Apple and Android smartphones, 12-way driver seat, selectable operating modes of the actuator and the rolling chassis control, 8-speaker audio Fender system of the passive input without The keyplace, Heated front seats, camera and rear spoiler. The driver assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, detection of armoured sunspots from the rear traffic alert and automatic emergency braking with the pedestrian, the Lane Assist, automatic beams and the distance from the park.
2018 Volkswagen Golf R Canada
The fuel consumption estimates for the six-speed manual remain the same as the 2017 digits of 10.9/7.7 L/100 km (city/highway), but we expect the new seven-speed auto will improve the old six-speed 10.4/7.9 L/100 km odds.
City/HWY combined 292 hp @5400 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback