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Volkswagen launches new R-line trim level for Golf

R-line sits above GT trim and is priced from Β£24,190, with first deliveries set for March

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Order books for the Volkswagen Golf R-line have opened, with prices for the new trim level starting from Β£24,190 and deliveries set for March.

The new specification includes sportier styling and a choice of VW’s 1.4-litre TSI petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engines.

All models come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard - a seven-speed DSG can be added as an optional extra - and CO2 emissions range from 109-112g/km for the petrol engine and 106-119g/km for the diesel.

R-line sits above GT trim and includes sat-nav and sports suspension, as well as a rear spoiler, side skirts, radiator grille, R-line front bumpers and fog lights, R-line rear bumper and diffuser and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the sporty theme continues with stainless steel pedals and front door sills, black lead grey inlays and door trims, sports seats, a black roof lining, leather gearknob and a leather sports steering wheel.

The 1.4-litre petrol engine starts at Β£24,190 for the three-door version in manual guise, rising to Β£26,260 for the five-door version with DSG gearbox. The 2.0-litre diesel is priced from Β£24,695, with the top priced five-door DSG coming in at Β£26,765.