The new Volkswagen Golf R Design for 2022!  It’s back after a two-year absence.   

So, the Golf R returns with many classic features that you love and remember with several new ones that you didn’t know you needed.

✅ Southern California’s VW Headquarters: Ontario Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf R Design - passenger profile on desert racetrack

315 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque

Volkswagen Golf R Design: Revised Front end Styling

The first thing you will notice to let you know that this is not a normal Golf GTI is the front  R-specific bumper.

And the bumper with splitter and side intakes act to guide cooling air to vital components.  Plus, Volkswagen Golf R Design sports a blue strip in the upper grille, which sits atop an illuminated LED strip. 

These strips extend outward from the VW logo into the fender via the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).  Creating an aggressive look upfront while below the LED light strip, the standard LED headlights to help to illuminate the road.

Classic German hatch with muscular lines

As you come around the side you will notice the Golf R has a slightly lowered stance.

Because it’s fitted with 19-inch black machined aluminum-alloy wheels which come standard.  And through the open multi-spoke wheels, you will see the striking blue brake calipers with the R logo on top.

Additionally, the powerful impression is reinforced by the exclusive body-color sill extensions.   The exterior mirror caps are finished in matte aluminum.   While the mirror housings also provide LED projected R logos on the ground when opening and closing the front doors.

Volkswagen Golf R 2022 hatch spoiler

Hottest 4-door hatchback

Aggressive “ R “ spec rear end 

At the rear, the R-specific bumper, as well as the striking, R-specific high-gloss black diffuser and quad-tipped exhaust system, are completely new.

So the R logo sits centrally on the hatch, just under the Volkswagen logo.  And on either side, LED tail light clusters are standard.  For the model year 2022, the Golf R is available in signature Lapiz Blue Metallic, as well as Pure White and Deep Black Pearl.

Volkswagen Golf R Design Interior with new Tech Throughout

Inside, the new Volkswagen Golf R features a unique new multifunction perforated leather sport steering wheel, with R-specific paddle-shifters for DSG-equipped models.

The controls have been almost completely redesigned.  Touch buttons, sliders, and screens substitute the functions of classic controls and analog displays.  And standard Digital Cockpit Pro offers exclusive features such as a new, horizontal engine speed display at the upper edge.

So, the Golf R display also includes a lap timer allowing you to set up the ideal display for the type of car you wish to drive at that moment.

Volkswagen Golf R Desig - cockpit

30-color Digital Cockpit display

A Heads-Up Display (HUD) digitally projects vital vehicle information on the windshield in front of the driver.

Another cool feature is the MB3 Discover Pro Infotainment System.  Because it can display full-screen maps on both the digital cluster and the 10-inch center display. 

Also, thirty-color ambient lighting comes standard with the Golf R. Allowing you to customize the cockpit for every mood through the digital instruments and infotainment system!