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2017 Volkswagen Golf R Australian prices announced, wagon added

Following the announcement of pricing for the facelifted Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5, the local arm has now confirmed details for the high-performance Golf R range.

The new model is available in three different variants, including one limited edition. Buyers can select between the regular hatch, the Golf R Wagon, and the Golf R Wolfsburg Edition which pays tribute to the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Starting with the Wolfsburg Edition, it comes with a range of special features such as 19-inch ‘Pretoria’ wheels in dark grey, carbon fibre trimmings, and a premium audio system. Just 300 examples of these will hit the Australian market.

For the first time buyers will be able to purchase a wagon version of the Golf R as part of the regular lineup. The wagon is, in our opinion, even more appealing as it amplifies the Golf R’s everyday hot hatch nature by offering increased practicality.

All models come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 213kW and 380Nm. The hatch is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch auto, while the wagon is only available with the DSG auto.

Sales will officially commence in August for the hatchback, with the Golf R wagon arriving in January. See below for the starting prices (excluding on-roads), and further below for highlight standard features.

2017 Volkswagen Golf R hatch manual – $52,990
2017 Volkswagen Golf R hatch DSG auto – $54,490

2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon DSG – $57,490

2017 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch DSG – $57,990
2017 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition wagon – $59,990

  • 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder turbo engine (213kW/380Nm)
  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • Discover Pro 9.2-inch navigation system with App-Connect
  • Gesture control
  • Voice control
  • Active Info Display
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Driver’s electric lumbar adjustment
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
  • Metallic/Pearl Effect paint
  • 19-inch (Spielberg) alloy wheels
  • Premium LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • Seven airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL
  • Adaptive chassis control with driving profile selection
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear
  • Chrome roof rails (R Wagon)

Optional to the Golf R is the Driver Assistance Package ($1300):

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Dynamic Light Assist

The Golf R’s optional panoramic sunroof is $1900.

The Golf R Wolfsburg Edition comes as either hatchback or wagon, both with seven-speed DSG. It adds this additional equipment:

  • Grey Metallic 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels
  • Genuine carbon fibre exterior mirror housings
  • Oryx White Pearl, Lapiz Blue Metallic & Deep Black Pearl Effect paint finishes
  •  ‘Carbon’ Nappa leather appointed upholstery
  • Dynaudio 400W premium audio system
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Dynamic Light Assist

The Optional Panoramic sunroof is $1900.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.