2015 Volkswagen Golf R – The Best in Its Class
Talk about some of the best hatchbacks in the market, and you’ll find 2015 Volkswagen up there with the very best. It is nothing less than a treat for those who love hatchbacks. It does not only stand out amongst its competitors but also the golf line up itself. The all new Volkswagen Golf R comes with a turbocharged engine that can produce up to 292 HP, and to put icing on the cake, it is an all-wheel drive. The competitors that could really stand against this vehicle are absent, which takes it way ahead of others. So, nothing stands in the way of this hatchback to give it a real challenge.
If you take a look from the outside you might not be all surprised because the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R looks a lot like GTI. Only if you are a good observer you will be able to figure out that the difference between the two is subtle badging, trim pieces and exhaust pipes, there is nothing different about the vehicle besides these three. So if you are not as observant, you might think that you are looking at the same vehicles. However, the real difference comes when you talk about power. Volkswagen took the 2.0-L four-cylinder turbocharged engine and somehow gave it an extra 82 HP, making it a total of 292 HP. These figures also take the latest Golf R, 15 % ahead of the one that came out in 2013. Producing higher output is one side of the story, an added advantage you get with this vehicle is it is an all-wheel drive and with the upgrade in breaks and suspension, the driver gets an exceptional grip and sharp handling.
With all the perks, the price of the vehicles goes high. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is available in the market for about $40,000. The question is, whether or not drivers will opt for this vehicle as famous muscle cars that are ahead when it comes to performance are available for a lower price. However, there is no competition for the vehicle in its category so the price factor might not put off the hatchback lovers.
The latest 2015 Volkswagen Golf R comes with a 2.0-L four cylinder turbocharged engine that is capable of producing a torque of 280 lb-ft. The transmission available with this vehicle is 6-speed automated manual for now, however, a conventional 6-speed manual transmission is most likely to be added to the vehicle by 2016. The vehicle comes with an all-wheel drive as standard which takes it up to the speed of 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. As far the fuel economy is concerned, the vehicle gives 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Keeping in mind the performance factor, these figures are actually pretty decent.
Overall, there is a lot to like about this vehicle, particularly, if you are a fan of hatchbacks. Usually, with vehicles that focus on performance, the comfort is compromised, but with the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, you get the best of both worlds.