Volkswagen has presented its next-generation 2022 Golf R. The model will offer motorists more power thanks to a revamped engine, as well as better efficiency thanks to an improved all-wheel-drive system and as pleasant to drive as ever because it retains its 6-speed manual transmission. That gearbox will be included standard with the next R.
Volkswagen clearly listened to its customers here, since 40 percent of R and GTI models sold in America are equipped with this type of transmission.
Under the hood, we still find a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, but it's more powerful with 315 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on call, a significant increase of 27 h and 30 lb-ft compared to the outgoing generation.
The increase means the North American-only version will now have the same output as the variant offered in Europe.