Volkswagen Canada imported 500 Golf R's for sale in Canada in 2012 and VW enthusiasts snapped up them up almost immediately. Based on that success, the company will offer the R for sale again as a 2013 model – but this time only 250 of the AWD SuperGolfs will be available to Canadianns.
Based on the five-door GTI, which itself commands a near cult-like followingl, the Golf R features a high-output, 256-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine, connected to a six-speed manual transmission and VW's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
Golf R-specific Talladega 18-inch alloy wheels, high performance brakes and a lowered sport suspension make the R a well-rounded performer.
Visual differences include an aggressive-looking front fascia, side skirts and a rear diffuser. Inside, it features sport seats, a race-style steering wheel and colour-keyed interior trim items details.
All cars feature a sliding glass sunroof, leather trimmed seats and the RNS 510 touchscreen navigation system.
The limited-edition 2013 Golf R will be available in a choice of exterior colours with a price tag of $39,675, the same as for the 2012 model.