The Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf GTI and R are the brand’s flagship performance cars. See how they differ in this side by side comparison.
The new Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf R is available with a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual, but the stick is only for the US and Canada.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R near production prototype has a 2L turbo I4 with 235kW (315hp) and 420Nm (310 lb-ft), 7-speed DCT, AWD, and 0-100km/h in 4.7s.
The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg R is the first hybrid or plug-in hybrid to wear the company’s R badge, and it’s a less pretentious way to be a Porsche driver.
The 2020 Volkswagen Touareg R has a 3L turbo V6 plug-in hybrid with 340kW (456hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft), 8-speed, AWD, and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph).
The 2019 Ford Bronco R Race Prototype previews the 2021 SUV, has a roll cage, taller suspension, a twin-turbo engine and will race in the 2019 Baja 1000.
Volkswagen has just updated its corporate and brand logo, and now it’s done the same to its high performance R brand and R-Line dress up kits.
The Volkswagen R and R-Line models will soon have a new logo. Badging will be updated progressively with the new Atlas Cross Sport R-Line the first.
Volkswagen US is taking the axe to its Golf range, removing the wagon, Alltrack and R from the lineup, leaving behind the Value Edition, e-Golf and GTI.
Reportedly only the Mark VIII Volkswagen Golf performance models will be sold in the US, meaning the Alltrack, wagon and regular hatch models are out.