Volkswagen Golf R

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

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  • Multiple drive modes
  • Comprehensive ADAS

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2018 Volkswagen Golf R
RM 389,990
RM 5,289.94
2018 Volkswagen Golf R
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Overview

Summary

Officially launched, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) presents the long-awaited, 2024 Volkswagen Golf R.

Codenamed MK8, the eighth-generation performance-oriented hot hatch underpins Volkswagen’s MQB modular platform.

The latest iteration is now locally-assembled (CKD - Pahang), and the single variant (Golf R 2.0TSI) available is priced (OTR, w/o insurance) at MYR 317,434 (two years, unlimited-mileage warranty, five years roadside assistance).

Optional (MYR 334,012) is the Volkswagen Assurance Package (VAP - five years, unlimited-mileage warranty, five years/75,000 KM maintenance package, five years roadside assistance).

Three exterior colours (Pure White, Lapiz Blue, Deep Black).

Exterior

Body Dimensions

Tipping the scale at 1,554 KG, the new Golf R is 4,290 MM long, 1,789 MM wide, 1,458 MM tall, and has a wheelbase spanning 2,630 MM.

Front View

A prowling-esque silhouette, its exterior radiates an angularly-solid and planted stance, outfitted with the R Performance Package.

The front-end sees a sculpted-bonnet, chiselled fenders, and an R-design bumper (upper grille - ‘R’ Blue line/LED light strip, corner/centre lower intakes).

Accentuating the layout are R-design side skirts (body-colour), Dark Chrome emblems (VW, R), High-Gloss Black trims (grille, intakes) and Matte-Aluminium side mirrors.

Rear View

Angularly-contoured, it further exudes a sportily-broad stance with sharply-cut and robust proportions, outfitted with the R Performance Package.

The rear-end sees a mildly-dipped roofline, an R-design two-piece spoiler, muscular fenders and an R-design bumper (Akrapovic - Titanium quad-exhausts).

Accentuating the layout are R-design side skirts (body-colour), Dark Chrome emblems (VW, R), and High-Gloss Black trims (spoiler, diffuser, shark fin antenna).

Headlamps

Sharp and narrow, the fiercely-framed headlamps come with an LED light strip (upper grille). Installed are full LED units (IQ.Light - HD LED Matrix).

Features are LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), automatic On/Off, Dynamic Light Assist (automatic high-beam), Active Cornering Lights, all-weather/coming/leaving home lights and dynamic turn signals.

Tail Lamps

Angular, the dark-tinted wraparound tail lamps are boxy and narrowly-framed, with three-section dotted light graphics.

Installed are full LED units, paired to a set of fog lamps. Features are exit/entry lights and dynamic turn signals.

Side Mirror

The side mirrors (Matte-Aluminium-capped) are electronic-powered (auto-fold, adjust), with dynamic turn signals, blind-spot indicators (Blind Spot Monitor - BSM), memory/heating functions, and an ‘R’ logo ground projection (passenger).

Brakes

Mounted is a setup of ventilated/cross drilled (front) and ventilated (rear) disc brakes, featuring R-design callipers (Blue).

Drive is aided by an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold system.

Wheels

Sportily-designed, fitted is a set of 19-Inch R-design ‘Estoril’ (five-twin-spoke) two-tone (Black-Diamond-cut) alloy rims, rubbered-up in 235/35 R19 (front, rear) Bridgestone Potenza S005 tyres.

Interior

Dashboard

The new Golf R has an angularly-tiered dashboard design (Volkswagen Digital Cockpit), linked to an angularly-high-slanted centre console. 

Courtesy of the R-design styling, it sees soft-touch panels in a Black colour scheme with Carbon Grey trims (centre dash section, centre door panels).

Centre-staged are the screens (instrument cluster, infotainment), and accentuations are in Dark Anodized Aluminium bezels (dash, centre console, steering wheel).

Filling-in the layout are R-design pedals (accelerator, brake) in Brushed Stainless Steel, and an ambient lighting (30 colours, 5 themes) system.

Instrument Cluster

A Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro, installed is a 10-Inch high-resolution TFT instrument cluster display screen with a Heads-Up Display (HUD). 

The system (R-design) supports customisable displays, menus and information.

Seats

An R-design interior, it sees Nappa leather upholstery in a two-tone (Black, Blue-accents) colour scheme with ‘R’ logo embroideries (front seat backrest).

The front gets electric-powered (driver - multi-way/lumbar/memory, passenger - multi-way backrest) R-design sports seats with active climate function.

The rear gets a bench seat (60:40 split-fold, load-through) with heating (outboards). Included are armrests (front - centre console, rear - centre seat fold-out).

Heightening the layout is an R-design headliner (Black), a panoramic glass sunroof (electric - tilt/slide), and LED footwell illumination (front - passenger, driver).

Space

A four-door hatchback (five-seater cabin), it offers ample interior mobility courtesy of its borderline wide body. Sufficient head-, shoulder and leg-room.

Steering Functions

Mounted is an R-design sports steering wheel (three-spoke-flat-bottom), wrapped in perforated leather (Black, Blue - stitching, lower-spoke trim, ‘R’ backlit logo).

Features are multi-switches (haptic-touch - media, drive modes, vehicle telematics), R-design paddle shifters, heating, memory, and column adjustments (tilt, telescopic). 

Drive is aided by an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.

Storage Space

Numerous storage areas. E.g., side door/back seat/armrest pockets, centre console partitioned/caverned spaces, and a decent-sized glove box.


Cup Holders

Provided are four cup holders (two - front, rear) and four bottle holders (one - side door pockets).

Charging Ports

Several charging outlets. E.g., four USB ports (two - front, rear), two 12 V power sockets (front, boot), and a wireless charger (front).

Boot Space

Accessing its button-operated (key fob/remote) tailgate, opens up to 381-Litres of load capacity.

Features

Active Safety

The new Golf R features the IQ.Drive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Grouped are Travel Assist (TA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop/Go, Active Side Assist (SA - Blind Spot Monitor - BSM), Rear Crossing Traffic Alert (RCTA), Front Assist (FA - Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring), Emergency Assist (EA), Lane Assist (LA - Lane Keeping System), Rest Assist (driver alert system), Proactive Passenger Protection System, and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. 

Others include, Park Distance Control, Park Assist (Parking Steering Assistant), Dynamic Road Sign Display, Light Assist (high beam control), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Traction Control (ASR), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Hill-Start Assist (HSA) and Tyre pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Passive Safety

Passive safety includes six airbags (driver-passenger, front side, front-rear curtain), seat belt (anchors, pretensioners, reminders), ISOFIX (front, rear), parking sensors (four - front, rear), parking cameras (reverse, 360-degree), door ajar warning, auto-speed-sensing door locks, anti-theft alarm system (interior monitoring, backup horn, towing protection), and electronic engine immobiliser.

Drive Modes

Six selectable drive modes (Comfort, Sport, Race, Drift, Special, Custom).

Infotainment

A Volkswagen Discover Pro, installed is a 10-Inch high-resolution touchscreen infotainment display.

The system supports Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity (wireless), Bluetooth, navigation (2D/3D view), WiFi, and voice recognition.

Driver Assistance


Sound System

Entertainment is channelled via a Harmon Kardon Sound system (480 W), with 10 speakers, a subwoofer and a 12-channel amplifier.

Performance

Engine

Nestled in the new Golf R is a 2.0-Litre inline four-cylinder 16-valve turbocharged direct-injection TSI petrol engine (EA888-evo4). 

The setup produces 316 HP of max power at 5,600 to 6,500 RPM and 400 NM of max torque at 2,000 to 5,600 RPM.

Transmission

Fitted is a seven-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox - dual-clutch) automatic transmission with Tiptronic.

Drivetrain

Power is transmitted to all four wheels (AWD), via Volkswagen’s 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive system.

Incorporated is an engine Start/Stop system with regenerative braking and Performance Torque Vectoring (rear-axle).


Acceleration

Acceleration from 0 to 100 KM/H is done in 4.8 seconds, and the top speed is 250 KM/H.


Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity is at 50-Litres, and the fuel consumption is rated at 7.8 L/100 KM.


Comfort

Convenience

The new Golf R features these conveniences.

E.g., keyless entry system (automatic door unlock, engine Start/Stop button), steering wheel (multi-switches, column adjustments, paddle shifters, heating, memory, EPS), interior lighting (foot/ambient/reading/boot lights), three-zone automatic climate control (automatic air recirculation, allergy filter), electric-powered sports seats (front - adjustable, active ventilation, memory, lumbar), armrests (front, rear), panoramic glass sunroof (electric - tilt/slide), Digital Cockpit (infotainment, instrument cluster), wireless charger, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), parking cameras (reverse, 360-degree), parking sensors (four - front, rear), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold, automatic-dimming rear-view mirror (interior), automatic headlights (On/Off/high-beam) and automatic wipers (rain sensing).

Rear Air Vents

Installed is a three-zone automatic climate control system, featuring automatic air recirculation and allergy filter (no rear air-vents).

Ride Comfort

Propping-up the chassis is a suspension setup of MacPherson strut (front) and multi-link (rear) with anti-roll bar.

Incorporated is the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive damping system. Overall, the ride quality is very driver-oriented with agile steering.

Sound Insulation

Good sound insulation, with all the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) aspects of the build accounted for. 

The cabin is able to suppress engine, wind, road and tyre noises well, making them barely noticeable at all speeds.

Wrap Up

Conclusion

The 2024 Volkswagen Golf R is a solid build all around, proposing a sporty character that commands a presence like no other.

Its striking exterior is very well designed with the powerful contours, and aerodynamically-clean-cut body sculpture. 

Quality of the equipment and materials installed inside impresses with the upscale, mature design and restrained detailing.

Overall, the new Golf R is just a strong character, a great hot hatch that offers a sporty outlook, an engaging drive, and comfort, all in one.

User Experience

4 /5
69 User Ratings
69 User Ratings
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Satisfaction
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (infotainment/instrument cluster)Engaging powertrain
Disappointment
Priced too highFixed interior upholstery

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