Thursday, December 9, 2010

Volkswagen Golf R U.S. Bound

After getting screwed when it was decided that we wouldn't get the very cool new Scirocco here in the U.S., Volkswagen fans were determined to make enough noise to persuade them to bring over their new hotrod hatch, the Golf R.  Guess worked!  Today Volkswagen made the announcement that the hotly anticipated 2012 Golf R will be coming to our shores.

The press release doesn't go into details on price or power but it is expected to be in the $30,000 - $35,000 price range and the Euro version, currently on sale, manages to put out 270HP/258TQ from the 2.0L turbo 4cyl.  The only transmission offered will be a standard three pedal manual transmission and that will be hooked up to the latest 4th generation Haldex all wheel drive system. Special suspension, 18" wheels, and R branded body kit and interior upgrades round out the package.

No word on when the U.S. version will debut but some suspect it may be at next month's Detroit Auto Show.

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