Most of us are conversant with different Volkswagen vehicles, especially the beetle. But in this article, we will be looking at the Volkswagen Golf R. Its many safety features have earned it a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
You will learn about the current price of Golf R in South Africa as well as a few of its stand out features.
Prices of Volkswagen Golf R in South Africa
Before we discuss other things, let’s take a look at the price of the Golf R in South Africa. The 2019 model currently costs R684 400.
There are so many used Golf R cars, most of which are older models. You can visit any of the online car sites to get one and prices are fixed based on how neat the car is.
Some key features of the Volkswagen Golf R
The Golf R can be tagged as a small-but-mighty car when we look at its 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. The 4MOTION transfers torque between the front and rear wheels.
During normal driving conditions, the front wheels carry the power. However, when required, 4MOTION sends torque to the rear axle. With its high-performance turbocharger and sport-tuned suspension, the Golf R is always ready.
It has a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode that allows it to shift faster than a manual transmission. A finger’s reach movements on the steering wheel can avail you with 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. This allows you quickly upshift and downshift using paddle shifters.
DCC® adaptive chassis control.
The Golf R comes with a refined control algorithm. This technology applies force to the four wheels individually by taking input signals from wheel sensors and front and rear acceleration sensors.
The Golf R has Selectable driving modes that allow you to change the way your car performs and responds on the road. Using its high-performance control, the Golf R combines torque and handling exquisitely.
It has a powerful 4-cylinder 2.0L TSI engine, the Golf R features 288 hp and 280 lb-ft of turn-twisting torque. The Golf R is designed to fire on all cylinders whether on the road or on the racetrack.
What does the Golf R look like externally?
Its Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) LED Headlights creates bright beams of light. These help to improve visibility, as they last longer and use less energy than halogen bulbs.
At the slight turn of the steering, the Adaptive Front-lighting System allows the headlights to turn accordingly at certain speeds. The Golf R comes with a standard 19″ two-toned machined alloy wheels that make it look a little mean at the wheels.
Its exclusive dual exhaust with quad tips delivers a refined but beastly announces your approach and pass by.
What does the Golf R look like internally?
The Golf R has top sport seats marked with the R logo and race-inspired front seats. The information displayed on the Digital Cockpit is presented in a way that is not clustered. Rather, it is digitally displayed in high resolution, which is pretty cool.
The Volkswagen Golf R Fender Premium Audio System can transform your car into a concert hall on wheels. It is packed with a 400-watt amp and eight speakers, plus a subwoofer.
It is also armed with an 8″ touchscreen navigation system which helps make the map more prominent. The available dynamic route guidance is a plus, it assists you with turn-by-turn information.
Its entertainment system allows App-Connect – Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Simply plugging in your compatible smartphone can allow you to operate select apps on the touchscreen display of your Volkswagen.
The Golf R has numerous awesome safety features.
- Pedestrian Monitoring: This feature, which is included in Front Assist can warn the driver of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle. Also, under certain circumstances, the automatic brake can be applied to help prevent collision with a pedestrian if the driver doesn’t respond adequately to the warnings.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): A pre-set speed and distance from the car in front of you can be maintained using this feature. When activated, if the car in front of you slows down, the sensors can detect the change and your car follows suit. The same applies when they speed up.
- Blind Spot Monitoring: If you attempt to change lanes while driving, the Blind Spot Monitor alerts you to cars that may be in your blind spot.
- Light Assist: High Beam Control (Light Assist) helps provide better visibility on dark roads. High beams are turned on at certain speeds. As conditions warrant, a camera mounted at the base of the rear-view mirror can turn on high beams. The high beams will go off again as an oncoming vehicle drives by.
- Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System): This system can sense if you start to drift into another lane without using the turn signal. Within the limits of the system, Lane Assist can help steer to help keep you in the current lane.
- Park Distance Control with Manoeuvre Braking: This has sensors that help the driver back out of or drive into a parking spot. There are also Audible signals and the optical parking system on the display. These show the driver how much space available behind or in front the car when parking. Emergency braking can automatically be applied to help prevent collisions with stationary obstacles while the vehicle is maneuvered in reverse gear.
- The Forward Collision Warning (included in Front Assist) system: This can monitor traffic and can alert the driver acoustically and visually to a potential front-end collision with the vehicle moving ahead. The feature activates Autonomous Emergency Braking if it senses that a collision is imminent. This system also supports the driver with increased brake pressure or, if the driver does not react at all, it can apply the brakes automatically.
- Rear Traffic Alert: This is a very handy feature when you’re entering the road using reverse. The sensors can alert you to vehicles crossing in your path. This feature can also help brake the vehicle if need be.
- Rear View CameraSystem: A wide lens camera installed at the rear can help you see obstacles when reversing.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Tires are continuously monitored in order to maintain proper air pressure. This feature can improve efficiency and safety. It can also alert drivers where there no sufficient pressure in tires or loss of air.
Now you know how much a Volkswagen Golf R costs in South Africa. We have also shown you a few of the specifications that make this car stand out. You can buy a new or used version of this car at any of the top car sale websites in South Africa.