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2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8: price, specs and new features

Presenting the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

You won’t find it for sale south of the border, so we are truly lucky that the new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8 is coming to Canada.

Now in its 8th generation, this VW sedan first launched in Europe in 2019, and we should consider ourselves very lucky to be able to buy it at Arbour VW in Laval.

So let's see what makes it so special, starting its stunning exterior.

Interior and Exterior Design of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R

With its slim headlights flanking the hood, a huge lower grille and big air intakes, its blue accents flanking the headlights, matte chrome mirror housings, a low stance and a sloping rear end, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8 is stunning to behold. It is offered in 3 exterior colours:

  • Pure White;
  • Lapis Blue Metallic;
  • Deep Black Pearl.
three quarter front view of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

The interior is just as beautiful: it is packed with features and technologies, while its cockpit was clearly designed to please the driver. The dashboard is ergonomic and cleverly designed, and all controls and menus can be easily used with the 10-inch touchscreen. The iconic style of the German manufacturer, which stands out for its elegance and simplicity, is clearly visible. In addition, the customizable display on the 10.25-inch screen is an almost exact copy of the digital cockpit found in Audi vehicles.

view of the steering wheel and dashboard of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

The interior of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is very spacious and offers plenty of headroom and legroom, not to mention a 564 L cargo capacity. The black interior features contrasting blue accents on the console, steering wheel, and doors, and let’s not forget the embroidered R badging on the Nappa leather seats.

Among other features, the Golf R comes standard with:

  • Head-up display;
  • R-sport seats;
  • Sports steering wheel;
  • Ambient lighting with 30 colours;
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless integration;
  • Heated steering wheel;
  • Heated front and rear seats;
  • Ventilated front seats.
close up view of the steering wheel and the Head-up display inside of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

2022 VW Golf R MK8: Price and Versions

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is available in one trim level only, offered at a suggested starting price of $45,995 with the manual transmission. If equipped with an automatic transmission, its price jumps to $47,395.

lateral view of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

Engine and Power of the 2022 Golf R MK8

You will find nothing but power under the hood of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8 thanks to its impressive spec sheet. In fact, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.3 seconds with the 7-speed automatic transmission, and 4 tenths of a second faster with the 6-speed manual transmission. It also boasts the 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

Engine Power Torque
2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder 315 horsepower 280 lb-ft

Also standard is the R-Performance package, which adds 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, a two-piece spoiler, and of course, the Drift and Special (Nürburgring) driving profiles, which are easily controlled with the touch of a button.

When you select Drift mode, the electronic stability control parameters are changed to ESC Sport, while the torque vectoring system enhances its agility in corners by sending all available rear torque to the outside wheel.

In engaging the Special mode, the powertrain and other elements are configured in their most aggressive settings, while the dynamic chassis control dampers take on a soft response, allowing it to perform much better on bumpy tracks.

partial lateral view of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

VW Safety and Driver-Assist Technologies

Very well-equipped, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8 boasts an impressive spec sheet with plenty of standard features, including:

  • Dynamic road sign display;
  • Front assist with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection;
  • Active Side Assist with blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert;
  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature;
  • Hill Descent Control with anti-roll back;
  • Travel Assist with adaptive cruise control and lane assist.
top down lateral view of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

Conclusion

As you can see, the Golf R has a ton to offer. First and foremost is its incredibly exciting performance on the road complemented by advanced safety features. And let’s not forget its onboard technologies and its comfortable and beautiful interior, among other features.

To learn all about this monster a car, simply stop by for a visit at Arbour VW, your Volkswagen dealer in Laval, a few minutes from Blainville and Boisbriand on the North Shore of Montreal.

Go ahead and take it out on a test drive! Our team of experts will give you the inside scoop on our ongoing promotions, and of course, of our flexible Volkswagen financing plans with very competitive rates. Before we let you go, take a look at the price of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R for sale at Arbour VW.

rear view of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8

2022 Volkswagen Golf R MK8: Price and Specs

Model Engine Power Torque Cargo volume Price
Golf R manual 2.0 L turbo 4 cylinder 315 HP 280 lb-ft 564 L $45 995
Golf R automatic 2.0 L turbo 4 cylinder 315 HP 280 lb-ft 564 L $47 395