FOR the first time ever, Australia’s best selling performance hatchback will be available in factory hand painted custom colours, marking the end of the Mark 7.5 Golf R, in its ‘final edition’ form.
Of the final 450 units, ahead of the Golf R’s replacement next year, 150 will be available in three custom colours, including Victory Blue, Viper Green metallic (recalling the Scirocco R), and Violet Touch pearlescent.
Made as a colour concept custom order, where the car is removed from the assembly line to be hand painted in a specialised factory and then returned, the colours are a $300 option as part of the purchase process.
The bulk of the Golf R Final Edition variant will come in three familiar R colours, including Pure White, Lapiz Blue metallic and Deep Black pearl effect. Regardless of colour, the special edition Golf R also scores some nice add-ons.
These include 19-inch black Pretoria lightweight alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, ‘Carbon’ Nappa leather appointed upholstery, and a Dynaudio premium audio system.
Standard Final Edition features in the Golf R includes dark tinted rear side and rear window glass, R Final Edition badging, heated front seats, and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, with memory function.
LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights and dynamic light assist also feature, a 9.2-inch satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control, and exterior mirrors with memory function also feature.
An optional panoramic electric glass sunroof is also available.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf R is powered by a feisty 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, pushing out 213kW and 380Nm through a 7-speed DQ381 wet clutch DSG, with 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
The Golf R Final Edition will be available in May. The standard Golf R hatchback remains on sale from $55,490, with the Final Edition starting from $57,990. All new Volkswagen models come with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
The Golf R is Australia’s most successful compact performance car. Of the 14,335 Golf hatchback and wagon sales in 2019, Golf R variants made up some 14 per cent, or 2035 sales, of which 1,702 were hatchbacks.