A ¾ high angle shot looking down on a bold, blue coloured 2022 Golf R. It’s parked on grey asphalt with tire marks visible.

True performance needs no audience

All-season. All fun. The all-new 2022 Golf R.

All-season. All fun. The all-new 2022 Golf R.

Some performance cars scream for your attention. Others let their German engineering do the talking. Introducing the fastest, fiercest Volkswagen yet: the all-new 2022 Golf R.Opens an external link

The Golf R has always been a serious performance car hiding in plain sight. Under the hood of the new 5th generation Golf R lies a turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine producing 315 horsepower and up to 295 lb-ft of torque.* Power is confidently sent to the ground through an updated 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive system, now featuring a new rear axle torque vectoring function for superior agility and sure-footed, neutral cornering balance.

Drivers can choose from a classic 6-speed manual gearbox or the lightning-fast 7-speed DSG Dual Clutch Gearbox. The car’s improved Vehicle Dynamics Manager (VDM) serves as the conductor of the performance orchestra, precisely managing the behaviour of the car’s powertrain, 4MOTION system, steering, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive dampers, and more. Two new modes – Special (Nürburgring) and Drift – bring a new level of customization to the experience. Larger brakes, now with cross-drilled front rotors, ensure ample stopping power.

Of course, Golf R remains as well-suited to your daily commute as it does to lapping the legendary Nürburgring Norschleife racing circuit. An R-specific Digital Cockpit and standard Head-Up Display place critical driving information where you need it most. Sport seats finished in Nappa leather feature prominent bolsters for excellent lateral support, all while offering all-day comfort. Ambient lighting offers a personal touch, in turn highlighting the carbon-look décor trim. And in a Canadian Golf R first, a large sunroof is now available.

The all-new Golf ROpens an external link is set to arrive in Canada late 2021.

*When equipped with 7-speed DSG gearbox. Models equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox have a peak torque output of 280 lb-ft.

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    Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2020 and 2021 model year vehicles and are provided for comparison purposes only. Please note that comparisons to seemingly similar vehicles pre-2015 model year will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods for 2014 model year and older vehicles. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2020 and 2021 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires. For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.