Adrenaline can come from many sources, ranging from a great day at the gym to the raw, primal feeling of red-lining your vehicle on an open stretch of the road. For the latter goal, we’d like to introduce you to the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, by far the most powerful hatchback in the Volkswagen Golf family, and capable of taking you and your ride to heights (and speeds) you never thought possible.
Thanks to its 2.0-liter TSI R turbocharged engine, the 2019 Golf R is able to manufacture up to 288 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, translating to a sub-5 second 0-60 mph time. This, combined with a 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission and 4MOTION® all-wheel drive, ensures that you’ll have maximum fun and enjoyment no matter what condition (or road pattern) you’re driving through. Keep reading below to see what else is new and improved on the 2019 Golf R!
The Golf R is designed to give you even greater auras of performance and excitement, from its LED headlights to its dual exhaust system, complete with quad-tipped sound management. Plus, with bucket-style, race-inspired sport seats, you can settle in and enjoy the ride every time; all the while, choose from one of the Golf R hatches’ 45 (!) exterior color options to project your personality on the drive.
In today’s world, it’s not enough to have a high-powered sporty car in your driveway; it also has to have the tech savviness to keep you connected no matter where you are. The 2019 Golf R can handle this easily thanks to its Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, which also houses the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto app integration operating systems. From these, you can play your favorite songs in clarity through a 400-watt Fender® Premium Audio System!
Don’t mistake the Golf R model’s energetic demeanor for one that can’t still keep you safe and secure. Some of the top driver assistance features on the American market make their way to this hatch, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Traffic Alert, Light Assist, a Rear-View Camera System, and many more. All of these innovations have helped the 2019 VW Golf R achieve a 4 Star Overall NHTSA safety rating, effectively making it the best of all worlds.