Volkswagen Australia will launch the Golf R Wagon locally in September and when it does it will be sold solely as a limited-run model badged as a Wolfsburg Edition.
It’s expected “limited-run” will translate to around 200 examples with a similar number of Golf R Wolfsburg Edition five-door hatchbacks also to be up from grabs from September.
The Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition will be priced from $58,990, while the hatch version will be a bit cheaper at $56,990 ($1750 more than a regular Golf R).
Based on MY16 Golf R specifications, the Wolfsburg Editions will be available with a 6-speed DSG only and feature the standard 206kW/380Nm engine plus a list of equipment and cosmetic enhancements.
Those enhancements include 19″ Pretoria-style alloy wheels, black wing mirrors, black roof rails for the wagon, Carbon Nappa leather seats with front heating, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Proactive occupant monitoring system, blind spot monitor and, of course, a special Wolfsburg Edition badge on the rear. The only option available is a panoramic glass sunroof ($1850).
The Wolfsburg Editions will be available in three colours including Oryx White Pearl, which will be exclusive to the Wolfsburg Edition range. The other colours have not been specified in the available press material but judging by the supplied pics you can lock in Lapiz Blue metallic and we expect the third colour will be Deep Black Pearl Effect.
There’s a few more pics from Volkswagen and their official press release waiting for you after the break.
Volkswagen Australia announces Wolfsburg Edition Golf R models
- Highly-anticipated, first-ever Golf R Wagon to be offered in limited numbers as Wolfsburg Edition model
- Golf R hatch Wolfsburg Edition also offered in limited numbers concurrently with the existing Golf R model
- Named after the home of Volkswagen, Wolfsburg Edition Golf R models offer exclusive features and enhanced specification over standard Golf R
Sydney, 20th July â€“ Volkswagen Australia is pleased to announce the impending arrival of the limited run Wolfsburg Edition Golf R models, which also introduces the hotly anticipated Golf R Wagon, available solely in Wolfsburg Edition specification.
The Wolfsburg name is as synonymous with Volkswagen as the very first Beetle that was produced in the German town these special edition models are named after. Wolfsburg is the home of Volkswagenâ€™s global operations, and the iconic â€˜wolf and castleâ€™ emblem that adorns the Golf R and Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition cars is a tribute to the ancestral roots of the Volkswagen brand.
Adding a unique, higher specification over the standard Golf R hatch, the Golf R and Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition models include a number of key distinguishing features. Key specification highlights include:
- Choice of three exterior colours including the exclusive Oryx White Pearl
- Carbon Nappa leather appointed upholstery with individually heated front seats
- Black Pretoria 19â€ alloy wheels (4)
- Black door mirror covers
- Black roof rails (Wagon)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
- Proactive occupant protection system
- Blind Spot Monitor with rear traffic alert
- Wolfsburg crest badge
The comprehensive equipment package adds a retail price premium of just $1,750 to the Golf R series model, arriving at a recommended retail price of $56,990. At $58,990, the Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition carries a $2,000 wagon premium.
With such a high level of standard specification, the only option available is a panoramic electric glass sunroof, at RRP $1,850.
Both models offer excellent value and unparalleled exclusivity; especially in the case of the Golf R Wagon, which is currently only available in limited numbers as the Wolfsburg Edition for Australian customers.
Both of these limited-run models will feature the outstanding performance credentials of the Golf Râ€™s 206kW TSI engine and 4Motion all-wheel-drive.
The Golf R and Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition models are available for customers to order now from Volkswagen Australiaâ€™s dealer network.