Volkswagen hot hatch onslaught – cut price Golf R Grid Edition launched

Volkswagen’s hot hatch onslaught continues in Australia, with the company launching the cut price Golf R Grid Edition.

Available in December, the model is unique to Australia with its name and badge coined internally at Volkswagen Australia.

Priced from $47,490 for the manual hatchback, $49,990 with DSG and $51,990 for the Wagon (DSG only), the Grid Edition brings the flourishing R range to its lowest prices to date.

2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 GTI R.

It retains the 213kW/380Nm 2.0 litres turbo engine, 4MOTION and seven speed DSG of more expensive R variants, but loses the normal car’s leather seats (instead getting ‘Race’ sports cloth and Alcantara combination upholstery), 9.2-inch screen (replaced with 8.0-inch) and Active Info Display. Outside, it can be distinguished via black door mirrors and roof rails for the Wagon.

With the recent release of the Golf R hatchback, availability this month of Golf R Wolfsburg limited editions in hatch and Wagon, plus the permanent return in January of the “standard” Golf R Wagon, there has never been a wider choice of the Volkswagen’s range-topping performance car.

Volkswagen Golf 7.5 performance range price and specifications here

Prices (Excluding on-road costs):

Golf R Grid Edition hatch (manual)$47,490 (available December)
Golf R Grid Edition hatch (DSG)$49,990 (available December)
Golf R Grid Edition Wagon (DSG)$51,990 (available December)
Golf R hatch (manual)$52,990
Golf R hatch (DSG)$55,490
Golf R Wagon (DSG)$57,490 (available January)
Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch (DSG)$57,990
Golf R Wolfsburg Edition Wagon (DSG)$59,990

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