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by Tim Beissmann

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September.

Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features.

A Wolfsburg Edition of the Golf R hatch will also arrive at the same time, scoring the same equipment enhancements as the wagon for $56,990 – making it $1750 more than the regular Golf R hatch.

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Key specification highlights of the Golf R Wolfsburg Edition variants include 19-inch black Pretoria alloy wheels, black door mirror covers (with matching roof rails for the wagon), Wolfsburg crest badging and Carbon Nappa leather upholstery with heated front seats.

Standard safety and convenience features include adaptive cruise control, front assist with city emergency braking, proactive occupant protection system, and blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert.

Wolfsburg Edition models are available in one of three colours: Lapiz Blue metallic, Limestone Grey metallic, and the exclusive Oryx White pearl.

The only option available is a panoramic electric glass sunroof at $1850.

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Both the hatch and wagon are powered by Volkswagen’s familiar 206kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.0 and 5.1 seconds respectively. They are both equipped with a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and the brand’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.

As model year 2016 vehicles, both also get the Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch touchscreen display and App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink that was announced for the regular Golf R at the beginning of this month.

The Wolfsburg Edition Golf R and Golf R Wagon are available to order now from dealers across the country. Updated MY16 vehicles from the regular Golf and Golf Wagon ranges started arriving in showrooms earlier this month.

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Wolfsburg is the home of Volkswagen’s global operations, and the car maker says the ‘wolf and castle’ emblem on the Golf R Wolfsburg Edition models pays tribute to the brand’s ancestral roots.

Read our Golf R wagon review from the international launch here.




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