2019 VW Golf R

Meet the 2019 VW Golf R.

Engineered for the road and the track, the 2019 Golf R delivers pure track performance. Bold design cues abound from the inside out – including 19″ wheels with performance tires, and dual exhaust with quad tips. You’ll leave no corner unturned with all-wheel-drive grip, lightning-fast shifting and a super-responsive chassis. Plus, with maximum torque achieved at 1,800 RPMs, what the Golf R saves on fuel it delivers in exhilarating performance.



Size up your Golf R. 

Your choice of a 6-Speed Manual Transmission or a 7-Speed Automatic DSG Transmission. Both options come with 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive.



High-performance art.



Make your statement.

You have the choice of 46 Stunning Exterior Colour Options to Personalize your 2019 Golf R!


2.0 TSI turbocharged engine

The 2.0 TSI engine pumps out 288 HP – power previously unimaginable from such a small engine. An optional seven-speed dual clutch moves swiftly and seamlessly between gears with zero loss of torque. We’ve upsized the turbocharger and bolstered the cylinder heads, exhaust valves and pistons. Bottom line? Top-tier performance – from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive

The Golf R was born on the track. So maintaining a firm grip comes with the territory – especially on Canadian roads. If 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive detects slippage, more torque is directed to the wheels with the most grip to help deliver more traction for improved handling and control.

Driving mode selection with Dynamic Chassis Control

This advanced system allows you to adjust suspension and steering stiffness according to road conditions and driving style. So you get the optimal ride with your choice of preset driving modes, or mix and match to create your own.

Adaptive LED headlights

While you’re busy turning heads in your Golf R, these ingenious adaptive headlights are turning corners – even before you do. As brightly coloured as sunlight, and more efficient than standard headlights, they scan 13 degrees left or right so you see more of what’s ahead.

Sport seats

Squeeze even more driving pleasure out of each hairpin turn with exclusive “R”-emblazoned leather sport seats. Bold, race-inspired and bucket-style, these luxurious seats enhance the joyful feeling of accelerating into every curve.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Help stop accidents in their tracks. The moment an accident is detected, the system automatically tightens seat belts and triggers emergency braking to help prevent further accidents.

Standard App-Connect

App-Connect integrations the smartphone apps that you need most on the road into your Volkswagen using Apple CarPlay for iPhones, or Android Auto for Android smartphones. That means you control your apps with your voice or right from the infotainment screen.

Standard Rearview Camera

We've got your back. The rearview camera makes backing out of the driveway or into a parking space much easier.

Available Blind Spot Detection

Get the heads-up when you're backing up. This feature is designed to notify you of vehicles approaching while you're backing up and can apply automatic braking under certain conditions.

Available Park Distance Control

The Golf R never lags behind - even when you are backing up. Park Distance Control is designed to automatically engage in reverse gear, using ultrasonic sensors to help alert you to obstacles up to 1.6 metres away with audible signals.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control

Cruise Control is great for keeping the same speed. This system goes further, maintaining a preset distance. Without you touching the pedals, the system is designed to automatically brake when traffic slows and resumes your set speed when traffic flows.

Features & Specs

Golf R

Comes with a choice between a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and a 7-Speed Automatic DSG Transmission. Both options come with 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive. 


  • Dynamic Chassis Control with Driver Profile Selection
  • App-Connect
  • Fender Premium Audio System with Subwoofer
  • 19 Pretoria Alloy Wheels
  • 12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver Seat

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