Volkswagen Golf R

From RM 389,990 - 389,990
RM 4,361 | 9 years
RM 5,289 | 7 years
RM 6,961 |  5 years


  • Dynamic turn indicators
  • Powerful engine
  • Progressive steering
  • 4Motion system

Variant of the model

OTR Price
2018 Volkswagen Golf R
RM 389,990
RM 5,289.94
2018 Volkswagen Golf R
OTR Price Monthly
RM 389,990 RM 5,289.94
Car loan monthly installment
3 Years
RM 10,861.22
/ Month
5 Years
RM 6,961.32
/ Month
7 Years
RM 5,289.94
/ Month
Based on 90% loan amount with fixed-rate interest at 3.7%

Monthly installment (RM)
RM 5,877.71
Car Price (RM)
Down Payment (RM)

* This digital calculator is for demonstrating purposes only. The amounts, interest rates, and terms are varied according to both parties. The result in every case is approximate. It is not conclusive and is subject to terms and conditions from the respective financial institutions.




Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has launched the facelifted 7th generation Golf (Mk 7.5), in 2018. It was offered in four variants – the Golf TSI Sportline, Golf TSI R-Line, Golf GTI and Golf R. It was priced at RM 159,990, RM 169,990, RM 239,900 and RM 295,990, respectively.

The Golf comes in either the 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine or the 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine. The output for the 1.4-litre engine is registered at 148 hp and 250 Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litres has two different outputs, which is the 228 hp and 350 Nm of torque for the GTI and 288 hp and 380 Nm of torque for the R.

Following the data, we will mainly focus on the legendary 7th generation Golf R, which has stopped production in August 2019.


Body Dimensions

The Golf R body dimensions are 4,258 mm in length, 1,799 mm in width, 1,492 mm in height, a wheelbase of 2,620 mm, and a fuel tank capacity about 50 litres.

Front View

At first glance, the Golf R boasts a striking and confident appearance like every other Golf generation. It has the advanced adaptive full LED headlamp with dynamic indicator as well as a sporty and fierce looking bumper coupled with the dynamic radiator grille.

Rear View

The rear view has clean lines and European styling that comes with twin-double exhaust pipes tips and full LED taillamps with dynamic indicator functions.


Golf R’s headlamps are advanced adaptive full LED units with dynamic indicator and daytime running lights function to differentiate with their other variants.

Tail Lamps

The taillamps are full LED units with a dynamic indicator.

Side Mirror

Its side mirrors are electrically adjusted and folded with a turn indicator.


The Golf R comes with four-disc brakes that have a R logo at the dark grey calipers.


The Golf R is wearing the 19-inch Pretoria Black alloys wrapped with 235/35 profile tyres.



Just like most of the Volkswagen models, the dashboard design is elegant, minimalist and slightly modern, with its buttons and switches easy to reach.

Instrument Cluster

The Golf R is fitted with the 12.3-inch active info display virtual instrument cluster that displays all the important information of the performance hatch.


The Golf R seats are finished in Vienna R leather with the R logo in front. The driver gets the power adjusted with memory function, while the front passenger gets the manual adjusted unit. Rear seats come with a 60:40 split folding function for extra storage.


Front occupants have no problem with headroom, shoulder room and legroom. As for the rear occupant, it has generous headroom and shoulder room. However, if there is a tall occupant in front who extended the seat to its maximum, then the directly rear occupant may face a shortage of legroom.

Storage Space

It has a decent size glove compartment that can hide your girlfriend or wife’s small purse or mini Ipad. The armrest compartment can fit in other essentials like hand sanitizers, wet tissues, masks and many more.

Steering Functions

The steering is wrapped with leather, it has a R logo at the bottom of the steering. It has functions like paddle shifters, and buttons to adjust the infotainment system and instrument cluster.

Cup Holders

There are a total of 4 cup holders and 4 bottle holders. 2 cup holders are located near the front armrest, while 2 more are located at the rear passenger’s centre armrest. Bottle holders are each located at the door panels.

Charging Ports

A total of 2 12-volt power sockets and 2 USB ports to charge your devices. 1 of the 12-volt power socket is located near the front armrest, while the other is placed in the boot.

Build Quality

The overall build quality is solid with premium quality material used. All the trims from the black piano, honeycomb black and carbon touch, the details were fantastic.

Boot Space


Active Safety

Active safety features include anti-lock braking system, traction control, auto hold, electric parking brake, electronic stability control, progressive steering, electronic brake distribution, electronic differential lock, and proactive passenger protection system.

Passive Safety

Comes with 7 airbags, three-point seat belts with pretensioners, and ISOFIX points.


Golf R’s infotainment system consists of the 9.2-inch touchscreen system with gesture control function, App-connect mirroring system and a 10GB jukebox system.

Driver Assistance

The Golf R comes with cruise control to support the driver during long distance drives.

Sound System

It comes with an 8-speaker sound system that plays loud tunes.



The Golf R is powered by the 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine.


Mated to the 7-speed wet clutch DSG.


Power is transferred to the all-wheels thanks to the 4Motion technology.


The Golf R can dash to 100 km/h from zero in 5.1 seconds with its top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Fuel Consumption

Manufacturer published the official data of 7.0 litres per 100 km.



Features such as the driver profile selection, Air Care dual-zone climatronic system, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, and keyless-entry with push to start button to give convenience to the driver.

Ride Comfort

The Golf R is comfortable, the suspension setting is on the firmer side. Even though it is a firm suspension, it doesn’t give the train-like feeling of an adjustable shocks setting.

Sound Insulation

In most conditions, the Golf R is pretty quiet in the cabin, with most of its wind noise, tyre noise muted. At high speed, the exhaust sound is music to car enthusiasts.

Wrap Up


Overall, the Golf R is an amazing and powerful hot hatch. Behind the wheels it gives the driver the confidence that the R can overcome most corners with ease and at higher-than-average speed. It is most suited for young executives that demand for speed and performance, with comfort for everyday use.

User Experience

4 /5
23 User Ratings
23 User Ratings
Exterior Design
Interior Design
Exterior Design 76%
Interior Design 72%
Space 70%
Power 95%
Safety 70%
Cost 38%

Fast and furiousStable at high-speed corners4Motion system for more grip
Conservative dashboard designNot many ambient light colour options


Service & Maintenance
Mileage (km) 15,000 30,000 45,000 60,000 75,000 90,000 105,000 120,000
Month 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96
Engine Oil 274.40 274.40 274.40 274.40 274.40 274.40 274.40 274.40
Oil Filter 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.50 65.50
Drain Plug 16.90 16.90 16.90 16.90 16.90 16.90 16.90 16.90
Drain Plug Washer 10.90 10.90 10.90 10.90 10.90 10.90 10.90 10.90
Oil Sump 20.40 20.40 20.40 20.40 20.40 20.40 20.40 20.40
Brake Fluid - 165.40 - 165.40 - 165.40 - 165.40
Air Filter - - - - - 145.40 - -
Air Con Filter - - - 185.00 - - - 185.00
Spark Plug - - - 546.00 - - - 546.00
V Belt - - - 151.10 - - - 151.10
V Belt Tensioner - - - 623.20 - - - 623.20
V Belt Tension Bolt - - - 13.60 - - - 13.60
Total Part Amount 388.10 553.50 388.10 2072.40 388.10 698.90 388.10 2072.40
Labor Charge 224.00 384.00 272.00 608.00 272.00 528.00 272.00 656.00
Service Tax (6%) 13.44 23.04 16.32 36.48 16.32 31.68 16.32 39.36
Grand Total 625.54 960.54 676.42 2716.88 676.42 1258.58 676.42 2767.76
Optional Services :
Air Filter 149.80 149.80 149.80 149.80 149.80 149.80 149.80 149.80
Fuel Additive 164.00 164.00 164.00 164.00 164.00 164.00 164.00 164.00
Air Con Interior Cleaning 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95
Air Con Service 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
1.Service & maintenance to be carried out at intervals based on every mileage(km) or month that whichever comes first.
2. Service & maintenance prices may vary for West Malaysia
3. Service & maintenance prices may vary if there is any upgrade and changes by the carmaker.
4. All prices are subject to 6% Service tax, except for Langkawi and Labuan
5. The service job coverage is suggested at minimal replacement. The replacement may vary/alter based on user driving habits and car conditions.
6. Prices of parts and items are subject to change without any prior notice. Any parts and services updates mentioned may subject to additional charges.
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