Last month Volkswagen launched its new R GmbH department – a section of the company that will be responsible for sporty exclusive models from Volkswagen in the future. While the German automaker confirmed that Americans may not get any R GmbH models anytime soon, news about the Golf R earmarked for the stateside had us a bit excited… until now.
According to a report by Wheels of The New York Times, the Golf R hatchback is still in question for the U.S. market.
The performance-oriented Golf R is “still up in the air,” said Volkswagen spokesman Steve Keyes. “We”d love to have it, but it”s a question now of euros versus dollars,” Keyes said.
Yes – we’re really disappointed.
Refresher: The 2010 Volkswagen Golf R is powered by a 2.0L TSI direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder making 266-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a DSG dual-clutch (6-speed manual as standard), the Golf R goes from 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds with a top speed that is electronically-governed at 155 mph.
2010 Volkswagen Golf R:
– By: Kap Shah