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

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1st Edition Models

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

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Torque Vectoring

Ready yourself for precision at every turn with the exclusive Volkswagen R 4MOTION all-wheel drive with torque vectoring

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Drift Mode

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

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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.

Arriving in New Zealand early 2022

Golf R

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.

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Golf R. A drive like no other

Tiguan R. Power you need to experience

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See what the rest of the world has to say

The Volkswagen R range is slowly establishing itself within the hot-bed of international motoring journalists. Check out the recent reviews of Golf R and Tiguan R to see what all the fuss is about.

Golf R

Car wow Volkswagen Golf R 2021 review: see how quick it really is 0-60mph!
Carfection NEW Volkswagen Golf R: Road Review

Tiguan R

CarGurus UK VW Tiguan R 2021 Review: The SUV that thinks it's a hot hatch
YesAuto UK NEW Volkswagen Tiguan R review: just as good as a Golf R?

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.

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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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Disclaimer by Volkswagen

  • 1. The information provided on the Volkswagen New Zealand website is for information purposes only
  • 2. Fuel consumption is based on the combined fuel consumption figure
  • 3. International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
  • 4. Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market
  • 5. Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost
  • 6. App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)
  • 7. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices
  • 8. Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather
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