Here’s further proof Volkswagen is readying an estate version of the Golf R. First scooped earlier this year, the Golf R Wagon has once again come out to play.
Like the first catch, the Golf R Wagon was spotted doing laps at the Nurburgring circuit, virtually undisguised. Draped in striking red paintwork, the prototype sports Golf R bumpers and wheels. Unlike the first prototype however, this one has been upgraded with the quad exhaust tips from the Golf R hatch.
The wagon is likely to share its all-wheel drive underpinnings with the Golf R hatch, packing a 220kW (detuned to 206kW for Australia) 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The hatch is capable of blasting itself from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds when paired with a DSG transmission. With the weight penalty of a wagon, expect the load hauler to be slightly slower.
For those wanting hot hatch performance with the practicality of a 605 litres boot capacity, the Golf R Wagon may be the one to look out for.