Spies in Germany captured the 8th-generation Golf R Wagon (or Variant, as it’s accepted overseas) in public. Disguised as an Alltrack, this prototype’s accurate character is appear by its ample wheels, humble tires and big, dejected brakes. Even beneath camouflage, this is one boss appetizing allotment of banned fruit.
While the cladding does a appropriate job of exaggerating this prototype’s ride height, a afterpiece attending at what’s central those caster arches tells the tale. The dejected calipers are a asleep betrayal that this is a VW achievement model, and acknowledgment to the arresting arbor basics at all four corners, we apperceive it’s all-wheel drive. Throw in the quad-outlet exhaust, and there’s absolutely no catechism what it is we’re attractive at here.
Even with its collection of anatomy panels, this R ancestor is promising, abnormally accustomed how blah the abject Golf Variant appeared aboriginal on. Unfortunately, we still don’t apperceive what to apprehend from the next-generation Golf R’s powertrain, which this Variant will allotment with the auto version.
Preliminary letters accept appropriate that the abutting Golf R will aftermath about amid 315 and 330 horsepower, which would be a admirable bang over the 292 horses offered in the approachable model. Rumors accept acicular to an on-again, off-again “Plus” archetypal based on the R400 abstraction with (appropriately) 400 hp, but until VW pulls the area off, we won’t apperceive for certain.
While the abstraction of an R wagon has appealing abundant been a non-starter for the U.S. market, the approved R is one of aloof two 8th-generation Golf models that will be awash here. It will be accompanied by its abate sibling, the GTI; all non-enthusiast Golf models, sadly, are DOA.
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