Volkswagen R: New performance range arriving throughout 2022

01 February 2022 | New Models

Tiguan R x

For 20 years, the Volkswagen Golf R has been an icon. Now it's back in its fifth generation, but it’s not alone...

R is so much more than a badge.

It’s a symbol that promises an intricate blend of sport, sophistication and indescribable thrills.

Whether it’s on Wellington’s High Street or an Otago backroad, prepare for a blood-pumping drive with the new turbocharged Golf R and Tiguan R. Boasting 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque, expect an adrenalin rush from both models.

Arriving in New Zealand early 2022

Golf R. A drive like no other

The hottest of new hot hatches

The all‑new Golf R delivers extensive ride & handling upgrades, enabling a new dimension of agility and sportiness, particularly when cornering. Equipped with 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque and a 7-speed DSG with a launch control drivetrain, this pocket rocket is sure to thrill.

Golf R
Arriving in New Zealand early 2022

Tiguan R. Power you need to experience

Injecting more Sport into Sport Utility Vehicle 

Through numerous generations, our Golf performance models have always been synonymous with the endearing term of ‘hot hatch.’ Now, with the introduction of Tiguan R, we set a new benchmark.  For the first time, Volkswagen owners can experience that same inherent level of performance, without compromising on space and practicality.

Tiguan R

Ready for more?

1st edition models

 First in, best dressed. Get in quick – these special edition models simply will not last.

Over and above the exceptional standard specification, the 1st edition models of Golf R and Tiguan R include a special selection of additional features. Feel the wind in your hair with the added panoramic sunroof, or tune in to the Harman Kardon premium sound system.

If you’re lucky enough to secure a Golf R 1st Edition, there are two additional drive modes that will really get your blood pumping. Choose from “Drift” and “Special – Nürburgring” for the ultimate R experience.

*Stock is strictly limited numbers only.

Torque Vectoring

Ready for precision at every turn?

Handle every road like a racetrack with a new first from Volkswagen; 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring. This all-wheel-drive technology distributes drive not just between the front and rear axles, but also variably between the two rear wheels. Delivering 100% of the possible torque to the wheel on the outside of the bend, it enables an exhilarating drive with maximum grip and stability.

Drift mode

Exclusive to Golf R 1st Edition, “Drift” profile is a party trick you just need to experience.

The “Drift” profile selection distributes 100% of the rear torque to one wheel for optimal driving dynamics away from public roads. This feature opens up a whole new level of driving dynamics and further exploits the potential of torque vectoring by provoking oversteer instead of neutral vehicle handling.

Joining the R range in late 2022

T‑Roc R. The baby ‘R’ with real racing genes.

Power, stylishly brought to the street. In a word, the new T‑Roc R small SUV drives just the way it looks. Hot. Stay tuned for more info.

Touareg R. The future is the most powerful

Touareg R will be the first Volkswagen SUV with plug-in hybrid technology to be released in New Zealand. Combining a 3.0L turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor, this luxury SUV has an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds (pending final NZ spec confirmation) and is the most powerful Volkswagen to enter series production.

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