Automotive Volkswagen Golf R MK8 in motion

Published on February 17th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Volkswagen Golf R MK8 Launched In Malaysia For RM356K

The Volkswagen Golf R MK8 has reached Malaysian showrooms.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has launched the all-new Golf R based on the 8th generation Volkswagen Golf, which was also launched in R Line and GTI form. The Volkswagen Golf R is the flagship of the family and will be the only one of the three new Golf variants to be fully-imported. It is priced at RM356,412.85.

The Golf R comes with a 2.0TSI 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine now with 320PS and 400Nm of torque. This power is sent to all four wheels (4MOTION) via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). It also comes with Performance Torque Vectoring, which distributed power between front and rear axles as well as between each of the rear wheels, depending on where it is needed.

This is the first Volkswagen vehicle to feature Performance Torque Vectoring. Besides that, it also comes with the Vehicle Dynamics Manager to control other systems such as the Electronic Differential Lock (XDS), Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), and progressive steering.

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In terms of equipment, the Golf R comes with a 480W, 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a 10″ Digital Infotainment System with Wireless App Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has a 10″ Digital Cockpit with exclusive R-View.

You get details such as output, torque distribution, charge pressure, a lap timer and G-meter in live view. It also has a 30-colour ambient lighting system and triple zone climate control.

The Golf R features premium front sport seats with an integrated headrest and an R logo. These seats are covered in Nappa leather and feature ventilation and heating, with power adjustability and lumbar support for the driver. There’s also a multifunctional sport steering wheel with a blue backlit ‘R’ button to activate Race mode. It also gets enlarged shift paddles.

It also comes with 19″ Adelaide alloy wheels, R emblems, signature bumpers and air intakes, a new diffuser design in high-gloss black and twin tailpipes on either side of the rear bumper. Blue is the highlight colour of the Golf R, so there’s a blue strip across the front of the vehicle and blue brake callipers. The Golf R also gets a light projection of the R logo when the driver door is opened.

The Volkswagen Golf R is only available in three colours, Lapiz Blue, Deep Black and Pure White. It comes with the 3 years free maintenance, five year/unlimited mileage warranty and five years of roadside assistance.

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