The blue 2023 Volkswagen Golf R parked in a parking lot

The 2023 Golf R 

An unmatched hatch

An unmatched hatch

    • Accelaration100km/h in 4.7 seconds*1
    • Horsepower and Torque315HP & 295 lb-ft
    • Transmission6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed DSG®


    The 2023 Volkswagen Golf R is on a road while fog is coming down the hill

    A wolf in sheep’s clothing

    Don’t be fooled by its refined exterior. Golf R is the purest expression of what a German engineered hot hatch should be: precision and performance, all in perfect balance.

    A close up of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R going down the road

    Top-notch tech

    Head-Up Display (HUD) helps keep your eyes focused on the road, and 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive with Torque Vectoring helps keep your tires glued to the track. 

    View on the premium front sport seats, heated steering wheel and the dashboard of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R.

    Interio-R design

    From premium front sport seats with built-in head restraints, to a standard heated sport steering wheel, Golf R is designed to perform inside and out. 

    Design and Comfort

    Aggressively refined

    A strong impression

    The Golf R sports an aggressive front end featuring large air intakes and a newly designed radiator grille with signature blue R accents connecting updated LED headlights. Matte chrome mirror caps, a signature R design element, also make their return


    Ready, Set, Golf R

    More horsepower and torque

    The new Golf R is propelled by the latest “evo4” generation of Volkswagen’s proven EA888 2.0L turbocharged “TSI” 4-cylinder engine producing 315 horsepower and up to 295 lb-ft of torque in models equipped with the 7-speed DSG® gearbox (280 lb-ft in manual models).

    Sending power to all four wheels through the 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive system, Golf R sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds (DSG® models).*

    *Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.   

    Technology and Convenience

    Advanced and enhanced

    Sporty on the inside

    The interior of the new Golf R welcomes you with a level of sporty comfort that you can both see and feel. The driver and front passenger sit in premium sport seats with built-in head restraints and R-style design. For the first time, the configurable Digital Cockpit Pro instrument cluster brings together all sporty displays and controls into one special R-view tailored specifically to the Golf R. The ergonomically-contoured, multi-function steering wheel features perforated inserts, a flat bottom, larger shift paddles, and R button that puts the Race profile a touch of a button away.*

    *Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.   

    IQ.DRIVE and Driver Assistance





    Image of travel assist in action

    An intelligent suite of active safety and driver assistance features* designed keep you and everyone around you, protected.

    Features include:

    • Travel Assist
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Lane Assist 
    • Emergency Assist
    • Side Assist (Blind spot monitor with Rear Traffic Alert) 
    • Front Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring

    Driver Assistance
    Convenient, cutting edge tech designed to enhance your driving experience. 

    Features include:

    • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
    • Park Assist
    • Light Assist 
    • Dynamic Road Sign Display

    *Fuel consumption figures are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide 2023 for Natural Resources Canada’s 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.

    A closer look

    6-speed manual gearbox in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R.


    The Golf R comes available with a North American-exclusive 6-speed manual gearbox for drivers who want that classic feeling.

    Close up on the Digital Cockpit Pro featuring sport heated steering wheel, manual 6-speed gearbox and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

    Charging and wireless connectivity 

    Even connectivity is fast in the 2023 Golf R, with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.*

    *Please do not drive distracted.

    Premium sport front seats with integrated headrests in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf R.


    Share the warmth with heated rear seats and a third Climatronic zone for rear passengers. 

    Buyer's guide

    Get an overview of everything you need to know about the Golf R such as trims, interior and exterior colours, available packages, and more.

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    The facts of owning a Volkswagen

    Not only do we keep our German-engineered vehicles at accessible prices, we also build them to last. Meaning you can spend less time worrying about your ride and more time on the road. Need proof? Use our third-party tool below to compare us to the competition and see for yourself.

    We also back up our claims with a longer-than-average warranty and hassle-free maintenance, designed to help you save time and money. 

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    VW Prepaid Maintenance

    Everyone loves a surprise, unless it’s under the hood. With VW Prepaid Maintenance you’ll enjoy regular, worry-free service from top technicians, and even save up to 26% over the life of your plan3.


    What’s next

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    Please drive safely and obey all local traffic laws, including speed limits.
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    Up to 26% savings compared to the cost of paying for maintenance, on a per service basis. Potential savings percentage determined using the average savings amount of all model/year plans vs. the retail cost of individual services in 2022.  See dealer for details.
    • All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Golf R), and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.
    • Due to supply chain disruptions, certain trim levels may not be readily available and require a factory order from your Volkswagen dealer. Wait times will vary as a result of these supply chain disruptions, with current lead time for factory orders estimated between 6 – 8 months, subject to change without notice. Actual delivery dates could be affected by various factors beyond Volkswagen Canada’s and Volkswagen Canada Dealer’s control. Volkswagen Canada or Volkswagen Dealers will not be liable for any such delay in delivery. Supply chain disruptions can cause changes in available standard and/or optional equipment. The MSRP for a vehicle will be adjusted if specific equipment is not included. Please contact your dealer for more information.