Report: Volkswagen to announce Golf R U.S. launch in Detroit

2010 Volkswagen Golf R

Ever since the 2010 Volkswagen Golf R made its debut, we’ve been hearing about the possibility of the hot hatchback coming to the United States – however, last we heard the decision to approve the Golf R for stateside sales was still under consideration.

A new report by CARandDRIVER, which recently visited the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters, the Golf R is almost certainly approved to come to the United States. The report said that the confirmation of U.S. sales just might take place at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next month. If that happens, the Golf R will come to the stateside as a 2012 model.

No word on pricing but it is estimated to cost around $33,000. Also Volkswagen’s R GmbH executives say that even other ‘R’ models could be developed later. Jetta ‘R’ anyone?

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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: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDRIVER