The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is cool and all, but it is really practical? Probably not. If you are looking for the same level exhilaration the Golf R has to offer with the practicality of cargo space, well then look no further than the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate.
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate is basically the Golf R with a longer rear with, you know, more cargo space.
Packing the same 316 HP 2.0L TSI turbocharged motor with 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque and paired to a R-specific 7-speed DSG gearbox, the Estate variant rockets from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) 4.9 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
For those who desires more speed, there is an optional R Performance package that will get it up to 270 km/h (168 mph). The same package also offers 19-inch wheels as well as additional drive modes Special (Nürburgring mode) and Drift (for power slides).
The ride further boasts a host of assist systems and the latest-generation Infotainment system. The Estate is all-wheel drive as standard. But the real star here is, of course, the cargo space which you will get 611 liters as default, or 1,642 liters with the rear seats folded flat. The seating capacity remains at 5, however (it is an estate and so…).
There’s a ball coupling option that affords a towing capacity can tow up to 1.9 tonnes (4,189 lbs). In addition to the obvious increase in cargo space, VW said the Estate variant offers even less drag and more blanked distribution of the axle load.
A few other highlights include 18-inch high-performance brake, progressive steering and Vehicle Dynamics Manager, R-specific sports running gear, lowered body, R-specific Digital Cockpit Pro features a 10-inch display with additional instruments and exclusive rev counter, and R Performance steering wheel with R button for driving profiles selection.
Presales of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate will begin on July 8 in Germany and Europe with prices starting at 51,585 euro (about US$60,799). No words on availability in N.A. though.
All images courtesy of Volkswagen Group.