Rated R Volkswagen Golf and Beetle now available


Previously only available on the Touareg, Tiguan, CC and Scirocco, Volkswagen had extended its sporty R-Line trim package to include the Beetle on Golf.

Based on the range topping 1.4 TSI Sport version of the Beetle, the R-Line package adds 19-inch Tornado alloy wheels, sport suspension, R-Line badged scuff plates and grille, special R-Line front and rear bumpers, and a unique roof spoiler.

Choice of drivetrain remains unchanged with power still being rated and 110 kW and 250 N.m of torque, delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.

A three year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 60 000 km service plan is standard in the R360 000 and R376 000 asking prices.

Available in Comfortline and range topping Highline version of the Golf, the R-Line package adds 17-inch Salvador or 18-inch Serron alloy wheels respectively, black faux rear diffuser, R-Line front and rear bumpers, R-Line branded scuff plates and grille, as well as a unique roof spoiler.

Like the Beetle, power for the Golf remains unchanged with engine options consisting out of a 1.4 TSI in two states of a tune, and single 2.0 TDI with a similar setup.

A three year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan is standard on all models.



1.4 TSI Comfortline 90 kW / 200 N.m R320 500
1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG 90 kW / 200 N.m R336 500
2.0 TDI Comfortline 81 kW / 250 N.m R342 300
1.4 TSI Highline 103 kW / 250 N.m R348 800
2.0 TDI Highline DSG 110 kW / 320 N.m R393 400