A Lapiz Blue Metallic 2022 Volkswagen Golf R in the desert

Get ready for the All-New 2022 Volkswagen Golf R performance hatchback

Volkswagen introduces the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R alongside the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI at the Chicago Auto Show

The Volkswagen Golf R has been delighting performance enthusiasts in Janesville, WI area for a very long time. It gave a miss to the 2021 model year in the US, but if you’ve been waiting for a new Golf R, your wait is finally over! Volkswagen has introduced the all-new Mk8 Golf GTI and Golf R, aka the 2022 VW Golf GTI and the 2022 Golf R, at the Chicago Auto Show, and we at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville cannot wait to have both the latest hot hatches in our lot. If you’re curious about what’s new on the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R., continue reading this blog and find out.



A blue 2022 VW Golf R burning rubber on a road in the desert

2022 Volkswagen Golf R Design and Performance

To begin with, the fifth-generation 2022 Golf R is slightly longer and sportier than its predecessor but still carries the same styling hallmarks, such as the distinctive C-pillar. The all-new performance hatchback comes with a redesigned front end featuring a more sharply raked hood, new signature LED headlights and an available light bar in the front grille on both sides of the updated VW logo.


The 2022 Golf R will be available in a single trim level and gets a beefed-up version of the 2.0L Turbocharged TSI® in-line 4-cylinder engine that produces 315 horsepower (27 hp more than the previous Golf R) and 295 lb.-ft of torque. The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.


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Updated All-Wheel Drive

The 2022 Golf R features a completely overhauled version of Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, sending 100% available torque to the rear wheels. The available torque-vectoring directs the torque to either the left or the right rear wheel, helping in better cornering, more confident handling, and higher cornering speeds.

2022 Golf R features

The 2022 Golf R features a blue grille line, blue brake calipers, and additional blue accents inside and out to distinguish it from the 2022 Golf GTI, a new wheel design, and more aggressive front and rear bumpers and diffusers than on the 2022 Golf GTI. It also comes with the following features:

Rear view of a blue 2022 VW Golf R in the desert
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 14-inch cross-drilled front brake rotors with blue-painted dual-piston calipers and R logo
  • LED headlights with AFS
  • Illuminated grille, side mirrors with puddle lamp ‘R” logo projection
  • Sunroof
  • R-specific paddle-shifters (DSG only)]
  • Nappa leather sport seats]
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro with 10.25-inch digital display
  • 10-inch MIB3 Discover Pro infotainment system with navigation and voice control
  • Car-Net with WiFi
  • Wireless charging
  • Large two-piece rear spoiler
  • Quad-tip exhaust, and
  • Body-colored side sill extensions

Safety features


The 2022 Golf R comes with Volkswagen’s standard IQ.DRIVE safety suite includes front collision warning, dynamic road sign display, light assist (high beam control), blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning, adaptive cruise control, Park Assist automatic parking assistant with front and rear Park Distance Control.

Pricing and availability


Available in a signature Lapiz Blue Metallic, Pure White, and Deep Black Pearl exterior colors, the 2022 VW Golf R starts at $44,640 (including destination). However, if you opt for the DSG transmission, you’ll need to shell out $800 extra. Volkswagen has not announced an official launch date yet. However, you can expect to see the 2022 Golf R and 2022 Golf GTI in dealerships across the US, including us at Frank Boucher VW of Janesville, in the fourth quarter of 2021.


Find new Volkswagen cars in Janesville, WI

If you’re looking for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, reserve a test drive by calling us today! Check out our online Volkswagen inventory to find new Volkswagen vehicles in Janesville, WI, and keep reading our blogs to learn more about the forthcoming 2022 Volkswagen Golf R.