2018 Golf R

Breathtaking. Exhilarating. Astonishing. Behold the ultimate spine-tingling joyride. With pure muscle under the hood, high-octane high-tech enhancements, and dazzling design sure to quicken your pulse. The 2018 Golf R is everything you’re looking for in a performance hatch – provided you don’t blink and miss it.



Available App-Connect. Plug in your compatible smartphone to access select apps right on your dash. Just use App-Connect with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ or MirrorLink™to control music, mapping, messaging, and more – all hands-free via voice commands.

Fender Audio

Available Fender® Premium Audio System. Everything about the Golf R is designed to deliver outstanding performance. And that includes the 400-watt Fender® Premium Audio System, belting out concert-quality sound through 8 perfectly placed speakers, for optimal dynamic range and sonic clarity.

Rearview Camera

Standard rearview camera. What’s behind you? In the performance-geared 2018 Golf R, probably lots. Just in case you missed seeing it in your mirrors, or when turning your head, you get the picture with a cleverly concealed rearview camera.

2.0 TSI Engine

Enhanced 2.0 TSI® engine. The 2.0 TSI® engine pumps out the kind of power previously unimaginable from such a small displacement. We’ve upsized the turbocharger, and bolstered the cylinder heads, exhaust valves, and pistons. Bottom line? Top-tier performance – from 0–100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.

Dynamic Chassis Control

This advanced system ensures your Golf R is a mover, not a shaker. It constantly adjusts suspension and steering according to road conditions and driving style. So you get the optimal ride with vibration dampening in your choice of preferred driving mode.

Multifunction Steering Wheel

Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with DSG® paddle shifters, handbrake and gearshift knob. For added hands-on control, luxurious leather dominates the handbrake and gearshift knob, along with multifunction steering wheel with manual-style paddle shifters, plus easy access to your music, phone, and trip info.

4Motion All Wheel Drive

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. The Golf R was born on the track. So maintaining a firm grip comes with the territory – in practically any territory. If 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive detects slippage, more torque is directed to the wheels with the best traction for improved handling and control.

XDS Cross Differential System

The Cross Differential System (XDS) anticipates inside wheel spin, and actively directs power to the outside wheel. It all adds up to sportier, quicker, and more accurate cornering.

Brake Calipers

Custom ‘R’ brake calipers. These black painted brake calipers featuring the distinctive “R” logo are a subtle design cue with bold braking power. After all, if you have to slow down, you might as well look good doing it.

Sport Seating Surfaces

Leather top sport seating surfaces with ‘R’ badging. Maintain a firm grip on the action in these exclusive “R”-emblazoned leather sport seats. Bolder, race-inspired, and bucket-style so driver and co-pilot can cruise with added comfort and style.

LED Headlights With Adaptive Front Light System

LED headlights with Adaptive Front-light System (AFS). While you’re busy turning heads in your Golf R, these ingenious adaptive headlights are turning corners – even before you do. Brighter and more energy efficient than standard headlights, they scan 13 degrees left or right so you see more of what’s ahead.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient interior lighting. When the light fades outside, set the mood inside with customizable LED lighting accents on the door sills, footwells and centre console. Plus, its subdued, glare-free illumination makes navigating the interior a snap on night drives.

Digital Cockpit

With 4 different modes to choose from, your Digital Cockpit can display your fuel economy, range to next fill-up, estimated time of arrival, active driver assistance systems and more.

Park Distance Control

Available Park Distance Control. The Golf R never lags behind – even when you’re backing up. Available Park Distance Control automatically engages in reverse gear, using ultrasonic sensors that alert you to obstacles up to 1.6 metres away with audible signals.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Available Adaptive Cruise Control. Just like it sounds, this cruise-control feature adapts to maintain a comfortable cruising speed and distance. Braking automatically kicks in when traffic slows, and cruising speed resumes when things pick up – all with your feet off the pedals.

Blind Spot Detection

Available Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert. When you’re focused on the road ahead, it’s easy to miss what’s beside or behind. Radar and sonar trigger driver alerts and employ braking to help address potentially tricky driving situations – invaluable assistance when changing lanes or parking.

Light Assist

Available Light Assist. Innovation meets good road manners, automatically activating your headlights when darkness falls, and dipping them to help minimize harsh glare when sensors detect oncoming vehicles above 60 km/h.

Features & Specs

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  • 4Motion All Wheel Drive
  • 19" Pretoria Alloy Wheels
  • App-Connect Smartphone Integration
  • Driving Profile Select
  • Rearview Camera
  • Navigation System
  • And More!
Legal Details

For accurate and up to date information please refer to Volkswagen Canada website on new model information. Visit www.vw.ca to reference any new model features or information. Also, you can contact a Pickering Volkswagen brand specialist for available in-stock new models by calling 905-420-9700 or by emailing sales@pvw.com.

Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2018 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 2018 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.

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