2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen Specs — Performance Wagon In USA?
Although the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen won’t be available on the U.S. market, there’s a possibility that they’re going to offer it later. At this point, it’s known that this wagon will be available in Europe only, but there are speculations which say that the U.S.-spec 2015 Golf R SportWagen might be released. This interesting fact is that the wagon concept was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. If there are no plans about the American version, the New York debut would be pointless. However, there’s no reliable information about the 2015 VW Golf R SportWagen regarding the potential American release. All the wagon’s features — its overall sporty style and impressive powertrain — are great and it seems that they would be loved in the USA. The automaker will make the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen to be very performance oriented with a certain degree of luxury, but it should be clear that the SportWagen is more focused to be entertaining than elegant.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen Design
The architecture which underpins the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen is the famous modular wagon. The exterior will be based on the Golf R hatchback. The interior will have sports seats with optional leather upholstery, minimalistic dashboard with a lot of carbon elements and overall sporty feel.
Engine, Transmission, 4MOTION Drive & EPA Fuel Economy
Needless to say, the most important aspect of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen is its engine. It will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill which delivers 290 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of twist. The engine will send its power via a six-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission or a classic six-speed manual gearbox. Of course, the performance wagon will have all-wheel drive — the 4MOTION four-wheel drive setup. As for the EPA fuel economy, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen is going to return 19 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway. It’s pretty good rating having in mind that the wagon is really powerful. To prove it, it can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in just 5 seconds.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen in USA?
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen probably won’t be released in the USA simultaneously as the European version. There are some opinions which claim that the automaker won’t distribute it on the American soil at all. However, the rumors about the U.S. version aren’t exactly without any foundation. Since there’s no reliable information about the potential American version, we can just hope that the automaker decide to sell it across the pond.
UPDATE 19/11/2014: The automaker have just announced that the hatchback version of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will start at $36,595. The destination fee will add $820 more to the price.