2018 Volkswagen Golf R Morris County NJ
If there’s one car that continues to impress shoppers with every new generation, it’s the Golf. The model may have started out as a practical gas-saver, but it quickly became a favorite thanks to the sportier GTI, and now the performance-inspired 2018 Volkswagen Golf R in Morris County NJ is available to capture the imagination of enthusiasts. This model brings all the benefits that have created a practical car in the standard Golf, but adds on so many more premium features and an impressive powertrain.
Styling of the 2018 VW Golf R isn’t dramatically different from the standard Golf, and for those who aren’t VW enthusiasts it might pass for a basic hatchback. Color options like Deep Black Pearl and Lapiz Blue Metallic do give it an extra edge, while the shuttered grille, R side skirts, slim headlights and matte black side mirrors provide a subtly more aggressive appearance. When it comes to the premium interior, the Golf R steps it up to provide a plushier experience that erases any doubts of its premium status.
Though the Golf R is an attractive model, the obvious reason to choose it is its performance specs. The 2.0-liter turbo four delivers 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It’s also paired with a six speed manual transmission this year, with a dual-clutch DSG automatic option also available.
VW is known for subtle styling, and this is equally true for the Golf R. It doesn’t try too hard to look aggressively sporty, relying on a simple silhouette and deep metallic color options. Its most significant details are the front bumper, side skirts, integrated rear spoiled and the quad tip exhaust system.
Aside from its performance specs, the array of premium features found in the Golf R is another reason why shoppers are drawn to the model. It has the 4Motion system, Driving Mode Selection and optional Dynamic Chassis Control to improve the driving dynamic, plus the new MIB II infotainment system.
Driving the 2018 VW Golf R
Though performance cars aren’t for everyone, those who do opt for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R don’t regret it. The model not only has standard all-wheel drive and the potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which delivers 292 horsepower, but it also retains all the practical components of the standard Golf. The result is a model that is fun to drive both on the track and while going about day-to-day activities. The model offers a smooth ride and an upscale interior, providing all around comfort, while also providing impressive traction thanks to the 4Motion system. This system also drives like a front-wheel drive when there is no loss of traction, allowing for the Golf R to earn an EPA estimated 22 city and 31 highway mpg rating. Cargo capacity for the hatchback is still 22.8 cubic feet with the seats upright.
There are also a host of standard features available in the Golf R, which only comes in two trim levels. The base model has dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel, power windows and locks, keyless entry with push-button start, leather seating surfaces and much more. To see if the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is truly the car of your dreams, take it for a test drive at Trend Motors, serving the Rockaway, Randolph, Newark and Wayne, NJ areas.