May 30, 2023


Born to perform

VW Golf R and Tiguan R Heading to SA 

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VW has a couple performance variants in its line-up. The Polo and Golfing GTI immediately spring to head. The record of performance products from Wolfsburg will raise in the coming months with the news that Volkswagen South Africa will increase the Golfing R and Tiguan R to the area line-up.

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Later on Than Planned

The VW Golfing R and Tiguan R were being owing right here some time ago. However the model, like most some others, has been plagued by shortages of vital digital components. These components have set the brakes on automotive output across the world. Both of those the VW Golf R and Tiguan R have been on sale in Europe given that 2020. Regional VW lovers can expect the SUV-based mostly product right here in October. The hottest Golfing hatch will go on sale in the early part of 2023.

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Turbo AWD

Both equally the VW Golfing R and Tiguan R are dependent on the exact same platform that underpins the Golf 8. The R variants are the two powered by the very same 2,-litre inline four-cylinder engine. The turbocharged device creates a optimum of 235 kW alongside with 400 N.m of torque. Generate is despatched to all 4 corners as a result of a twin-clutch transmission.

Many thanks to AWD traction and a start regulate technique the Golfing R can sprint from relaxation to 100 km/h in 4,8 seconds. The Tiguan R will take a shade for a longer time to protect the similar benchmark exam at 5,1. Each vehicles are capable of undertaking 250 km/h. Even so, an optional general performance pack raises the prime speed of the Golfing to 270 km/h. This selection also provides with it a tail-pleased ‘drift mode’.

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Typical Gear

The two the effectiveness Golf and Tiguan are chock complete of normal functions. These incorporate Nappa leather-based seats, keyless entry, a electronic instrument cluster, infotainment with satellite navigation, inductive cell cell phone charging and a panoramic roof.

Other standard objects, which assist set the functionality derivatives apart are 19-inch Estoril alloy wheels, a decreased trip top, design-specific physique kits and a raft of R logos. The overall body kits include things like matt chrome mirror caps, rear diffusers and a quartet of tailpipes poking out of the rear bumper. 

The Golf R and Tiguan R both come typical with a 3-yr/120 000 km warranty and 5 12 months/100 000 km servicing strategy. Pricing will be verified nearer to the time of introduction.


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