With high-end technologies tailored for Chinese customers, Volkswagen's New Golf R is the latest of the series to be brought into the Chinese market by Volkswagen Import. (Photo provided to China Daily)
As consumer needs in the Chinese market are diversifying, Volkswagen Import is maintaining its fast pace in bringing more of its splendid German offerings to the country.
During the Chengdu Motor Show 2017, Volkswagen Import presented a fleet of upgraded models to meet Chinese buyers' diversifying demands, including the high performance New Golf R and three exciting 2018 models: the Tiguan, Sharan and Beetle. All three are hitting the market with cutting-edge technologies tailored for Chinese tastes and requirements.
The third-generation EA888 2-liter direct injected engine on the New Golf R boosts a power output to 213kW and a torque of 380 Nm. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Top performance car
In Chengdu, one can easily underestimate how spicy Sichuan cuisine is, unless a local resident steps in to assist you. Similarly, it is easy for the power concealed underneath the hood of a newly launched Volkswagen model to be underestimated.
The New Golf R is the latest of the series to be brought into the Chinese market by Volkswagen Import.
Despite being undercover as a member of the Golf family, the chrome R badges, 18-inch wheel rim, LED lights and 4 exhaust tips betray its true identity as a performance monster born for speed.
A veteran will quickly separate the New Golf R from its peers, given its more premium and sporty exterior details. The newly designed LED headlights with daytime running lights, dark LED taillights with dynamic turning signals, and front and rear bumpers create an even sportier look.
The exhausts are placed further out to the sides to give the car a wider appearance.
While displayed at the main stage of Volkswagen Import's pavilion at the Chengdu trade show, the New Golf R－in lapiz blue－was always surrounded by journalists, fans and enthusiasts.
"Transcending legendary speed limits", the New Golf R gives loyal fans who love Volkswagen R models a legendary speed experience.
Capable of hitting the track without needing refits, it also gives the ultimate control to those worthy high-performance car enthusiasts, who seek out innate value in the models they drive.
As a tradition, the Volkswagen Golf R has always been the most powerful model of the series.
The current design and technology updates boost the power output to 213 kilowatts, rocketing the car from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.8 seconds. This gain in dynamics is not only linked to the 380 Newton meters torque coming from the third-generation EA888 2-liter direct injected turbo engine, but is also due to the new and extremely fast-shifting 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox.
Engineered with 4Motion all-wheel drive, the New Golf R offers assured and confident control even for the most challenging track or ultimate driving.