Volk­swa­gen un­veils its an­grier R and GTD Golfs

The Star Early Edition - - MOTORING - JESSE ADAMS

VOLK­SWA­GEN has up­dated its Golf R to facelifted 7.5 spec, added some more power, and thrown a few ex­tra stan­dard fea­tures into the deal. And it’s also fi­nally made the high-per­for­mance tur­bod­iesel Golf GTD, that’s been sold over­seas since 2010, avail­able in our mar­ket.

Like the new GTI which was launched in May, the Golf R now gets the same slight ex­te­rior re­vi­sions, which in­clude new bumpers and stan­dard LED head- and tail-lights. For good mea­sure the R also comes with new 19” ‘Spielberg’ or ‘Pretoria’ wheel de­signs and the quad tailpipes have been moved fur­ther to­ward the outer edges of the back bumper.

Also note­wor­thy is a big­ger 20.3cm touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, which can be up­graded to the flag­ship 23.4cm Dis­cover Pro nav­i­ga­tion unit with ges­ture con­trol for an­other R22 000.

More pow­er­ful new Golf R now rocks the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.6 sec­onds.

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