From Chicago With Love 2022

VW Golf R and Golf GTI

A special edition of the largest auto show in North America, The Chicago Auto Show, was staged this past July. This in-person event proved to be the perfect backdrop for VW to introduced the Mk8 Golf GTI and Golf R.

“The previous Golf GTI and Golf R models were widely regarded as the best hot hatches you could buy, but the Mark 8 versions up the ante,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America. “Now built in Wolfsburg, the cars have more performance, better handling, more standard equipment, and improved tech features, yet minimal price increases”.

 
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2022 Golf GTI

 
 

 

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VW said that both the 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R are an evolution of the Golf-family design formula. They are slightly longer and sportier, but still carry the styling hallmarks of their predecessors, such as the distinctive C-pillar. The Mark 8 cars have a fresh face courtesy of a more sharply raked hood, new signature LED headlights and an available light bar in the grille on either side of the updated VW logo. The GTI bears distinctive new X-shaped fog lights and new wheel designs along with the classic honeycomb lower grille, red grille line, red brake calipers, and dual exhaust tips. Inside, GTI models still incorporate the golf ball design into the manual shift knob and boast standard plaid seats, though the eighth-generation car wears a new “Scalepaper” tartan pattern.

 

Golf R models feature a blue grille line and brake calipers, a new wheel design, more aggressive front, and rear bumpers and diffusers than on GTI, a large two-piece rear spoiler, body-colored side sill extensions, and a quad-tipped exhaust system. The GTI is available in Oryx White Pearl, Moonstone Gray, Kings Red Metallic, Atlantic Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, and Deep Black Pearl, as well as Pomelo Yellow Metallic, a special Autobahn-only launch color. Golf R is available in signature Lapiz Blue Metallic, as well as Pure White and Deep Black Pearl.

 

 
 

 

Golf R is available in one fully-loaded trim

 

The 2022 GTI introduces a crazy long list of interior and handling upgrades for the eighth generation of the original fantastic hatch, and has a starting MSRP of $29,545 for the S model with manual transmission. The fifth iteration of Volkswagen’s performance halo, the 2022 Golf R offers new performance-oriented content, premium features, and further differentiation from the GTI, with a starting MSRP of $43,645 with manual transmission. For All Things VW.

 

 

 
 
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