PICS: Volkswagen’s powerful beasts on the way!

New Volkswagen Golf R. Photo Supplied
New Volkswagen Golf R. Photo Supplied

CAR fanatics, brace yourselves!

Volkswagen is set to release the most powerful vehicles in the Mzansi market.

In a statement released on Tuesday, 2 August, VW announced that it was set to launch the most powerful production series of the Tiguan R and Golf R.

The launch of these two beasts is set kick off between October 2022 and early 2023.

Since the launch of Golf Rs in South Africa in 2007, the hatch has sold close to 6 000 units.

“The new Volkswagen Golf R reigns supreme as the model range’s most powerful hatch to date.

“More powerful, more dynamic, more efficient, more closely integrated, more digital – these are the characteristics of the new Golf R, the dynamic flagship of the eighth Golf generation,” VW said.

New Volkswagen Golf R. Photo Supplied

Mzansi’s favourite car manufacturer has also ensured that the new Golf 8 R’s technology is on top of the range.

It boasts drive features such as:

  • A 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA 888 engine.
  • It accelerates to 100km/h in just 4,8 seconds and the top speed is 250km/h.
  • Golf 8 R impresses with the combination of 400Nm of torque, cutting-edge running gear and the most progressive all-wheel drive in its class.

As mentioned above, VW will also launch the most powerful Tiguan, the Tiguan R, in the local market.

Tiguan R will join the ever-growing Volkswagen’s T SUV range in Mzansi which consists of the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg.

Tiguan R comes with a power output of 235kW and accelerates to 100km/h in just 5,1 seconds.

New Volkswagen Tiguan R. Photo Supplied

“Featuring an all-wheel drive system, the Tiguan R, with a top speed of 250km/h, fascinates with outstandingly agile and confident handling. The new Tiguan R combines the dynamic performance of a sports car with the variability of a SUV,” VW said in a statement.

With that said, all we have to do now is to wait for the pricing of the new Tiguan R and Golf R which will be confirmed closer to the launch date in October 2022 and early 2023 respectively.

New Volkswagen Tiguan R. Photo Supplied

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