2022 Volkswagen Golf R: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Halo Car
The halo car of the Golf lineup — arguably of the entire VW line — the Golf R first came to America in 2004 as the Golf Mark IV R32. At that time the hot hatch housed a 240-horsepower 3.2-liter V6 engine with all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. The Golf R has been through several iterations since then, but the basic formula of high-performance all-wheel drive has always been a hallmark, and the tradition continues with the new model. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R represents the fifth generation of this fast VW, and it takes a major step up from the previous version in terms of style, features and — most importantly — performance.

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