The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is a hot hatchback with all the power, handling, and fun the label implies. It’s one of only two Golf variants still available in the U.S. – the other is the GTI – and this is the more performance-focused of the two. It has an impressive amount of horsepower and torque that delivers aggressive acceleration. It also has a choice of either a 7-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual, which is something that’s harder and harder to find.
In addition to its performance pedigree, the Golf R comes with plenty of modern technologies. There’s a digital cockpit, fully featured infotainment, and a wide range of standard safety features. Let’s take a closer look at the all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R to see if this is the right hot hatchback for you.