Volkswagen has revealed the Golf R Variant ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The vehicle is the wagon version of the Golf R which was previewed during the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Volkswagen says the Golf R Variant features a “winning combination of practicality and performance.” Moreover, this is the first time in history when the Golf model will be produced as a station wagon.
In terms of design, the Golf R Variant differs from other Golf wagon models in a number of areas. The front styling of the vehicle is fitted with 'R' design bumper with large air intakes, distinctive radiator grill with the 'R' logo and bi-xenon headlights with daytime running lights. Turning at the side, the Golf R Variant is characterized with flowing lines along with a matt chrome side mirror caps and roof rails.
The rear of the vehicle sports a high-gloss black diffuser and 'chery' red taillights. The bumper of the Golf R Variant houses four chrome exhaust tips and reflectors. It also has a rear center stop lamp and “aero flaps” as seen on the D-pillars. The vehicle is finished off with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Inside, the Golf R Variant is fitted with sports seats finished in fabric and Alcantara. The seats are contrasted by decorative stitiching in crystal gray and an 'R' logo on the backrest. Other interior features include blue ambient lighting, automatic air conditioning and the “Composition Touch” infotainment system. As an option, Volkswagen also offers Nappa Carbon leather package that includes different leather combinations.
The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 300 PS and 380 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission combined with a 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The Golf R Variant can go from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h.