The extroverted exterior
The front. A powerful drive and best driving dynamics make for a muscular and superior appearance. Like the Golf R, the Golf R Estate optically distinguishes itself in the front with an R-specific bumper with splitter and side wings as large air guide elements (painted in exterior colour). Among other things, the Golf R Estate sports a blue strip in the upper cooling element. This LED strip in the Golf R Estate is illuminated for the first time, as with the Golf R, and extends into the wing on the side as daytime running lights. This iconic design feature is activated every time the engine is started. Applications in high-gloss black and the R-specific ventilation grille – characterised by a wide horizontal, high-gloss black cross pieces – will certainly leave no doubt that this Estate is part of the R family. Below the LED light strip, standard LED headlights illuminate the road perfectly. On the right in the radiator grille, the R logo indicates that this Estate is part of the family of elite sports estate cars.
The sides. The powerful four-door vehicle has an unobtrusive yet deliberately muscular look from the side. As standard, the Golf R Estate has 18-inch Jerez alloy wheels (7.5Jx18 for tyre size 225/40 R 18), named after the legendary race track Circuito Permanente de Jerez in Spain. Volkswagen designers have also given special attention to the brake callipers – a type of sports car business card: the visible components of the brake system are in striking blue, accentuated with the R logo. If you look closely, you will see with your naked eye, that the Golf R Estate is closer to the road than its series brother. The reason for this is that the body is lower by 20 millimetres thanks to the R-specific sports running gear. The powerful impression is reinforced by the exclusive sill extensions that are always in the body colour. The exterior mirror caps are in matt chrome. The mirror housings also provide impressive LED projection of the R logo on the ground when opening and closing the Golf R Estate. The standard roof rail rounds off the elegant look on the top in anodised silver.
The rear. In particular in the lower rear area, the Golf R Estate shows that it is something special. The R-specific rear bumper as well as the striking, R-specific diffuser painted in high-gloss black, that makes it possible to install a towing bracket despite the car’s sportiness, are completely new. Also new is the sports exhaust system built according to R specifications. This means: two chrome-plated twin tailpipes. The R logo is of course essential on the boot lid and can also be found on the front wings and on the radiator grille. Like all current Golf models, the new Golf R Estate is also equipped with LED tail light clusters as standard.
The colours. A Golf in the R family does not always have to sport Lapiz Blue – even if that is mostly the case. Like the Golf R, the Golf R Estate is, of course, available in this brand colour, but there are also two alternatives: Pure White and Deep Black Pearl Effect. As is the case for the famous blue, these are the classic colours for sporty Golf models.