Price cuts across the range improve the value equation of Volkswagen's hottest hatch.

Volkswagen has announced drive-away pricing for the 2018 Golf R hatch and wagon, as it prepares to bring the MY19 range into showrooms.

The drive-away Golf R range will kick off at $48,490 drive-away in Grid Edition Manual guise, jumping to $50,990 for the DSG. Volkswagen previously priced the two from $47,490 and $49,990 before on-road costs respectively.

Headlining the spec sheet are 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive chassis control, gloss black side mirrors, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, LED headlights, cloth and Alcantara interior trim, keyless entry/start, privacy glass and LED tail-lights.

Power comes from the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the wider Golf R range, making 213kW and 380Nm. It's put to all four wheels through a six-speed manual or seven-speed wet-clutch DSG transmission.

Six colour options are offered, while the Driver Assistance package is also available for $1300. There's also a panoramic sunroof option, but it'll set you back $1900.

The 'regular' Golf R manual is priced from $54,490 drive-away with the six-speed manual, or $56,990 with the dual-clutch transmission. That's compared to the previous $52,990 and $55,490 before on-road prices.

Atop the equipment in the Golf R Grid, the R gets a 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control, the 12.3-inch Active Info display, and leather trim with heated front seats.

The range-topping R Wolfsburg hatch is priced from $58,990 drive-away, as opposed to its previous $57,990 before on-roads sticker.

Moving to the wagon body adds $2000 to the drive-away price of the relevant DSG hatchback across all variants. The new drive-away deals come into force on August 1.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R pricing

Hatch

  • Golf R Grid Edition - $48,490
  • Golf R Grid Edition DSG - $50,990
  • Golf R - $54,490
  • Golf R DSG - $56,990
  • Golf R Wolfsburg DSG - $58,990

Wagon

  • Golf R Wagon Grid Edition DSG - $52,990
  • Golf R Wagon DSG - $58,990
  • Golf R Wagon Wolfsburg DSG - $60,990

All prices are drive-away.