Volkswagen Golf R review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Golf R 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 right panning
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 gear selector
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 front
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 right panning
  • Volkswagen Golf R 2021 gear selector
Available fuel types:petrol
Available colours:
RRP £39,445What Car? Target Price from£37,647

Introduction

What Car? says...

Is the Volkswagen Golf R a hot hatch, or is it actually a proper performance car that just happens to be wrapped up in a practical hatchback body?

It’s a genuine question with no right or wrong answer, because the latest Golf R is indecently powerful and savagely quick. Indeed, it can out-accelerate V8-powered Audi R8 from just a decade ago.