It’s been known for a while that German automaker Volkswagen will no longer offer all the variants of its Golf model in North America when the next generation debuts. We can consolation knowing that the versions that will live on here are the sportier ones.
Volkswagen has teased a first image of one of those, the R variant, ahead of the full reveal this coming Wednesday, November 4.
The image show a portion of the vehicle’s back end, and of course a notable feature is the new R logo the brand is introducing. Also visible is a spoiler as well as styling for the lights that’s similar to that seen on other recent VW models.
On the short video released concurrently, it’s clear that Volkswagen is keeping the variants very similar to another esthetically; thus the headlights are the same as featured on the GTI. Yet Volkswagen has promised an R variant that will distance itself more from the GTI for the next generation. We’ll know if that’s true in a couple of days.