Volkswagen Golf R Could Come to the US
At the moment, the US market only receives the CC R-Line, which isn't true to its name, as it only features a few sporty styling touches, with no mechanical changes whatsoever. The Tiguan, Touareg and Jetta could also receive R-Line trims in the near future, but those models aren't as appealing to the American public as the 2011 Golf R.
If everything goes well in January (and we're almost certain it will), the Golf R could arrive in American showrooms by the end of 2011 as a 2012 model. Pricing is still uncertain, but the fastest Golf could come in at a hefty price of $33,000. While it may seem a bit too expensive, that amount will get you an adjustable suspension, alloy wheels, sport tires, dual exhaust, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine mated to a either a 6-speed manual or a DSG dual clutch transmission that sends the power to all four wheels via VW's 4Motion drive system. Impressive package, isn't it?
Provided Volkswagen gives the Golf R US sale the green light, the high-performance Jetta R is likely to follow.