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The Golf R

The performance hatch is back

The performance hatch is back

The Golf R

The performance hatch is back

Insipired by technology and motorsport pedigree

The Golf R is a truly modern performance hatchback: unmistakably Golf, but with performance in mind. This phenomenal car delivers all the dynamic handling, exhilaration and excitement you could ask for, along with the class-leading performance and sheer driving enjoyment you'd expect from the fastest ever Golf.

Dynamic, high performance, intuitive and more responsive than ever before, The Golf R represents the best generation of the Golf model.

Advanced features in an iconic model

Signature lighting with LED Headlamps

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Digital Cockpit

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Vehicle Dynamics Manager

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A new generation of performance driving

Ever since the Golf R was created, it has been defining its class. The Golf R has once again demonstrated that it is driven by innovation. Get to know and explore the Golf's features. 


Beautifully dynamic

The Golf R exterior features motorsport inspired design with narrow LED headlights and a sportier front grille. The front design gives the Golf R more presence and now sits lower to the ground with aerodynamic performance in mind for a more responsive drive. 


Make yourself at home

The Golf R showcases Volkswagen's quality interior design at its finest. As soon as you ease into the R sports seats you'll notice that thanks to the new innovative design, there are far fewer buttons to navigate on the dashboard. The ambient lighting package illuminates the interior from a selection of 30 colours.

R iconic styling

R motorsport inspired styling

With 19" alloy wheels and R aerodynamic exterior styling, the Golf R has performance in its mind while looking good from every angle. 

LED headlight system with LED daytime running lights

See better, be seen

The full LED headlights and a striking LED light strip extends across the radiator grille to create continuous illumination.

LED taillights with signature lighting

Dynamic indicators

LED tinted tail light clusters with dynamic sequential indicator function, emphasizes the Golf's sleek, modern and striking rear design. 

It's all about the drive

From the 320PS engine, to the R sports seats, the Golf R is all about the drive. A performance hatch made for the enthutiast to enjoy the art of performance driving. Inspired by motorsport events, the Golf R is made to perform at any time, yet it offers the practicality of an everyday daily driven hatch. 

2.0TSI 320PS | 400Nm

Top of your game with 320PS

The Golf R, which has been on the market since the start of the year, outperforms all previous Golf R models, boasting 235 kW / 320 PS and a torque of 400Nm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and onto an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. 

4MOTION with Performance Torque Vectoring

4MOTION with Performance Torque Vectoring

Features a newly developed four-wheel drive system with selective wheel torque control on the rear axle, called 4MOTION with Performance Torque Vectoring. The system not only manages power between the front and rear axles, but also between the two rear wheels. Up to 100 % of available torque can be directed to the rear wheel on the outside of a bend, which leads to noticeably more agile handling.

Vehicle Dynamics Manager with DCC

Setup at your fingertips

Vehicle Dynamics Manager, first seen on the Golf GTI, also features on the Golf R - the first application of this system with four-wheel drive. In short, it continually optimizes vehicle handling by coordinating all electromechanical functions. These include the XDS electronic differential lock, DCC (if fitted), and even the clutch control for the rear torque vectoring function. 

R Upgrades

Performance upgrades

The Golf R is lowered by 20 mm compared with the standard production model and its running gear has been tuned further than before. Springs rates have been increased by 10 % over the outgoing car, while increased negative camber on the front axle aids higher cornering speeds. A more rigid and lighter aluminium front subframe has also been utilised, and the progressive steering is now more direct for greater feedback. Stopping power in the Golf R has been upgraded too with bigger brakes compared to the older model. 

Connected wirelessly

Whether it is making a call while driving, getting current traffic information, wanting to reach your destination using Wireless App-Connect or listening to your music playlist, the Golf R offers various possibilities using modern technology, and in an uncomplicated way.

Digital Cockpit

Information right at your sightline

Inside, the Golf R is equipped with a Digital Cockpit that has been especially programmed for the Golf R. Customisable displays can show boost pressure, gearbox temperatures, torque distribution and much more. 

Discover Pro Infotainment

Listen to the radio, and much more

The Discover Pro infotainment system in the Golf R combines navigation and connectivity with in-car entertainment - all controlled from its easy-to-use 10-inch touchscreen colour display.


Wireless App-Connect

Full connectivity

Wireless App-Connect® allows you to easily display selected Apple/Android smartphone apps on the infotainment touchscreen system using CarPlay™ from Apple and Android Auto™ from Google wirelessly.  

Hello Volkswagen

Your smart assistant

Through the Golf R voice control you can select between radio stations, scroll through your address book, or change course on your Sat-Nav.  

480W of pure sound

The exclusive Harman Kardon 480W digital sound system features a sophisticated, elegant design, 12-channel digital amplifier and surround sound, delivering seriously impressive acoustics via its 10 high performance speakers.

Exemplary sound Cutting Edge Technology

9 speakers plus the additional subwoofer transforms the sound system into an audio experience that brings to life all the richness, emotion and intensity music can offer. More than just listening to music, you become part of it.

Safety. Always protected

For your added peace of mind, the fully integrated safety systems are designed to make every journey a breeze. It comes with 6 airbags, as well as an advanced electronic differential lock linked to a sophisticated Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) system.

Safety Cell

Keeping you safe

The safety structure of the Golf R is made to protect you and your loved ones in an emergency situation. The combination of high quality steel is extensively engineered for this purpose. 6 airbags also adds the additional protection needed. 

Side Assist

Changing lanes made safer

Provides the driver with support for lane changing by indicating the presence of vehicles within the area which is critical for lane changing. A light in the relevant wing mirror lights up continuously to warn the driver of the potential risk.


Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Exiting parking made easier

Rear Cross Traffic Alert, warns drivers reversing out of parking spaces of vehicles approaching at an angle of 90 degrees - this is the usual situation in the case of parking spaces at right angles to the road. 


Automatic Post Collision Brake System

Always helping you every time

Applies the brakes to prevent or mitigate a subsequent impact when a vehicle is involved in a collision.

Rest Assist (Driver Alert System)

Being alert

Get reminded to take a break on long and tiring journeys.



Keeping your children safe

Secures your child's car seat to reduce the risk of injury in an accident.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Safety net for a safer drive

Detects critical situations at an early stage, and takes action to stop skidding and helps bring your car safely back under control.

Invitingly sporty yet comfortable

If the exterior excites, the interior more than delivers. Ambient lighting, superb sports seats, beatiful sporty interior trimming, sports steering wheel, the Golf R is sporty yet invitingly comfortable. 

R Sports Seats

Support for the incredible drives

The Golf R sports seats offers supreme comfort and support for all the incredible journeys. 

Rear view camera

Rear view camera

Our rear view camera lets you spot any obstacles behind your car - even moving ones - quickly and easily, thanks to the camera built into the boot.

3-zone 'Climatronic'

Keeping you cool

The 3-zone "Climatronic" automatically ensures clean air and healthy air conditioning in the interior of the vehicle.  

Air Care 'Climatronic'

Keeping you healthy

Air Care 'Climatronic' keeps pollen, fungal spores and particulates out from entering the car. The air purification system uses an air quality sensor with an active biogenic filter that is more effective than conventional pollen filters. The active biogenic filter also prevents fungal spores and minute allergens from entering the car.

Ambient Lighting Make it your own

The Golf R features 5 modes of ambient lighting plus an individual mode with 30 colours and adjustable intensity ensures an impressive and unique feeling of space.

Technology. Combination of superb performance with exemplary efficiency

The modern engine technology in the Golf R is characterised by economy, high torque and power. It is exactly right for you if you like driving and drive a lot, but still want to keep your consumption down.

2.0TSI Turbocharged 320PS | 400Nm

High performance with low fuel consumption

The Golf R's powerplant delivers smooth and exhilarating 320PS performance for your driving pleasure. 400Nm of torque comes at a low 2,000rpm for optimum and immediate engine response.

4MOTION all-wheel drive system

Instant power at all times

Our all-wheel drive systems work hard to keep you safe, linking with other active safety systems on your Volkswagen to constantly monitor driving conditions. 

7-Speed DSG

7-Speed shift by wire DSG

The rapid and efficient 7-speed shift by wire DSG transmission ensures a sporty drive everytime the need arises. 


Vehicle Dynamics Manager with DCC

Adapts to your driving style

Do you prefer to drive economically or in a sportier style? Or is comfort more your thing? With the Vehicle Dynamics Manager that includes Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), you can adjust the way your car drives to match your personal driving style and the current road and traffic conditions.  


Progressive Steering

Precision driving

Progressive steering checks your speed and adapts the steering for easier, more comfortable driving and a more engaging drive that the Golf R truly delivers. 


Excellent Fuel Consumption

The Golf R with its superior aerodynamic styling and engineering offers excellent combined fuel consumption of 7.8l/100km.


Lapiz Blue
Pure White
Deep Black
Lapiz Blue
Pure White
Deep Black

Lapiz Blue

Pure White

Deep Black


2.0TSI R
2.0TSI R

2.0TSI 320PS | 400Nm


2.0TSI 320PS | 400Nm turbocharged direct injection petrol 4-cylinder engine
4MOTION All Wheel Drive
7-Speed DSG shift by wire transmission
19" Adelaide alloy wheels
Full LED headlights system with LED daytime running lights
Vehicle Dynamics Manager with DCC
Performance Torque Vectoring
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
30-colour Ambient Lighting - with 3 levels
10-inch Discover Pro navigation infotainment system
Wireless App-Connect® smartphone connectivity
Premium Harman Kardon 480W 10 speaker sound system
Side Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Enjoy peace of mind with your Volkswagen

3 Years Free Maintenance
5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty
5 Years Roadside Assistance
3 Years Free Maintenance
5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty
5 Years Roadside Assistance

3 Years Free Maintenance

All Volkswagen cars registered from the 1st of January 2018 are eligible, regardless of model.

5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty

All new Volkswagen passenger vehicles purchased from an authorised Volkswagen Dealership in Malaysia qualify.

5 Years Roadside Assistance

Wherever you are, when you need us most, we're only a phone-call away.


Trade-Up to a new Volkswagen with Das WeltAuto

The Trade-Up campaign is targeted to existing owners who are in the market for a new Volkswagen. With this campaign, owners will be able to enjoy up to RM3,000 trade-in support for all models, including the Golf GTI, Arteon R-Line, Tiguan Allspace variants, Passat Elegance, and the Passat R-Line.

Your safety is always our priority

Throughout all our Volkswagen showrooms and service centres, we continue to enforce strict precautionary measures already in place from our #Safehands initiative 

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