• On sale from$79,990* 
  • Engine Max. Power235 kW
  • Max. Torque400 Nm
  • Acceleration 0-100 km4.8 s
  • 4MOTIONWith R Torque Vectoring

It’s an R thing 

For 20 years, the Volkswagen Golf R has been an icon across the world and right here in NZ, with a fanatical and passionate fan base. And now it's back in its fifth generation. There are pockets of Aotearoa that simply cannot get enough of the quintessential ‘growl’ of the R engine, as it explores its way up and down the country. From past and current Golf R model owners, to the upcoming new breed of customers awaiting their first taste of this small car, there is one thing in common: it’s an R thing.

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International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary

Are you ready to unleash pure performance

The Golf R: A car made for everyone who strives for more, while still staying true to their own principles. The embodiment of a new dimension of performance and the long-standing star of the Volkswagen R-brand. 

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Golf R

It’s a ‘rush to the heart’ thing 

It’s not hard to see why the original Golf R32 helped coin the phrase ‘hot hatch’. And with 400Nm of torque and 235kW of power, you could say the performance factor of the Golf R is certain to continue and build upon this great legacy.

Golf R interior

It’s a ‘this is loaded with tech’ thing

It’s hard to believe that our Volkswagen engineers were able to get this much technology into a small vehicle. Enliven every journey with innovative features designed to inspire and impress. 

Golf R

It’s a ‘man this is hot’ thing 

Take one look at the Golf R’s racing-inspired styling, complete with its lowered stance, aggressive posture and signature R details and you’ll beg to get behind the wheel.

Check out our latest offer

Golf R
Save up to $6,000*
Golf R on Run Out
Now from $79,990 with 2.9% finance 

Experience the thrill of our athletic, feisty, and distinctive range of hatchbacks, designed to deliver exceptional performance and excitement.

This Volkswagen Finance 2.9% p.a. interest rate offer is fixed for the 36-month term of the loan and applies to all new Volkswagen Golf, Passat, T‑Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, and Touareg vehicles financed before 30th June 2024 (or while stocks last), and requires a minimum deposit of 20% of the Maximum Retail Price. A PPSR fee of $10.35, a monthly maintenance fee of $2, a UDC loan fee of $130 and a dealer origination fee will apply (your dealer can tell you their applicable fee). Offer excludes Volkswagen ID.4 & ID.5, all Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen Guaranteed Future Value contracts and any residual payment. Volkswagen Finance is provided by UDC Finance Limited. UDC’s lending criteria and standard terms and conditions apply. 

Driving Dynamics

A truly dynamic driving experience 

Through numerous generations, our Golf performance models have always been synonymous with the endearing term of ‘hot hatch.’ Now, with the introduction of the fifth generation Golf R, we set a new benchmark. 

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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 up to 100% of the possible torque to the wheel on the outside of the bend, it enables an exhilarating drive with maximum grip and stability.  


Master of its class 

Ever had the feeling of being one with your vehicle – where the driver and car fit together like a glove? Experience perfect driving harmony with R sports bucket seats, sports steering wheel and innovative driver aids that work together to put you in complete control.

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Jaw-droppingly attractive 

The Golf R’s sleek design and powerful presence convey a vehicle that is the epitome of sporting performance. With its lowered stance, large front intake and body-coloured side sills, the Golf R is the quintessential head-turner. The 1st Edition Package ups the ante further with its large roof spoiler and aggressive-looking rear diffuser with four chrome-plated tailpipes.


Innovation all around 

The Golf R is equipped with premium levels of technology that you would expect from Volkswagen - all of which only add to the pure driving pleasure of the driver and passengers.

Rest assured, this has all the tech covered 

The Golf R’s Innovation Cockpit lets you call the shots by putting an exciting array of performance functions within easy reach. The Innovation Cockpit is an immersive, fully digital driver display landscape consisting the Discover Media System, equipped with aspects such as a 10” high-resolution full-colour touchscreen, 2x UBS-C ports for added convenience, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and built-in Satellite Navigation with turn-by-turn route guidance.

R you Ready? 

Talk to one of our authorised dealers for more details. 

Current stock availability for Golf R is limited. Please discuss with your local dealership for more details.


Golf R Local Review

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