R-Rated: The updated Golf R Now Open for Booking

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) recently previewed the new locally assembled Golf R, with an expected price range between RM330,000 to RM350,000.

The “R-Rated” Golf R is introduced with the “R Performance Package” as standard, with features that include titanium Akrapovič exhaust, “Drift” and “Special” modes, a new rear spoiler and 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels.

The exhaust, now seven kilograms lighter, is designed by leading exhaust company Akrapovič. Known for their high-performance, premium exhaust systems, the brand is synonymous with the most outstanding Volkswagen models, including the Golf R and GTI.   

Another exciting update in the Golf R are the “Drift” and “Special” modes, accessible through the “R” button located on the sporty, flat-bottomed steering wheel. When activated, Drift Mode turns off Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and shifts the evenly distributed torque to the rear, transforming the hatchback by injecting even more excitement to the driving experience.

While “Drift” mode is perfect for sliding action, the “Special” mode is best experienced on back and country roads, where suspension is adjusted for optimum contact on the tarmac. Specifically designed for the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, this mode gives the car a set-up that meets the distinctive requirements of what is probably the most demanding racetrack in the world.

Other additional new features include a Head-Up Display (HUD) that is projected to the windscreen, wireless smartphone charging and automatic high beam assist.

Under the hood, the Golf R is powered by a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine, pushing out 320PS and 400Nm of torque. Gearshifts are incredibly quick thanks to a 7-speed DSG transmission, while stability and traction is maintained via its 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with performance torque vectoring. A century sprint is completed in just 4.8 seconds.

Safety in the new Golf R is supported by the IQ.DRIVE technology, offering a suite of features such as Travel Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Side Assist, Front Assist, Lane Assist and Emergency Assist.

Denyu Bostandzhiev, Managing Director of VPCM is confident that the locally assembled Golf R will excite enthusiasts in Malaysia. “We are extremely proud to present the new Golf R here for our loyal fans. With the new upgrades, we see this performance hatchback as the ultimate driving machine, on the road and track, offered at a very attractive price.”

“To be able to claim to be the first country out of Germany to assemble this product is a real honour for us. This special mandate given by Germany validates our continuous commitment towards the Volkswagen brand, and now with this new introduction, I am pleased to note that our full range of products here are entirely assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Pekan,” he added.

The R badge is no stranger in the Volkswagen world. R models stood for the brand’s most powerful and best of the best, and the Golf R is the brand’s sportiest and most emotion-invoking one, inspiring generations of hatchback fans.

The lineage of the Golf R can be traced back to the R32 - launched more than two decades ago, it boasted a 3.2-litre naturally aspirated version of Volkswagen’s unique VR6 engine. The R32 was also the first Volkswagen to be equipped with a dual clutch gearbox.

Five generations later, the Golf R remains the “halo” Golf model. Its appeal lies in the fact that it is one of the most well-rounded models available in the market, and this explains why more than 250,000 units of the Golf R have been produced and sold around the world.
The new Golf R is available in three colour options – the signature Lapiz Blue, Deep Black and Pure White.

Bookings can be made at any authorised Volkswagen dealerships throughout the country. For more information, visit www.volkswagen.com.my.

Link here
2023 Volkswagen Golf R Price Sheet.pdf
2023 Volkswagen Golf R Spec Sheet.pdf