Singapore - Volkswagen is pleased to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated R- Line version of the popular 96 kW Volkswagen Golf in Singapore. With the introduction of the Golf R-Line, the 96 kW Golf range is now complete, offering an enhanced driving experience for enthusiasts.
Priced at $188,900, the Golf R-Line is a compelling choice for drivers seeking a sportier edge. This variant boasts Volkswagen's striking 18-inch 'Bergamo' wheels, a lower sports suspension for enhanced handling, and advanced LED 'Plus' headlights with cornering function and poor weather lighting.
Adding to its distinctive look is an LED light strip that elegantly stretches across the front grille, accompanied by LED rear light clusters with dynamic indicators. The 'R-Line' styling pack further complements the car's aesthetic, featuring 'R-Line' design front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, and side skirts.
Inside the Golf R-Line, drivers will appreciate the refined darkened cabin with 'Carbon Grey' decorative inserts on the dash and front door panels. The brushed stainless-steel pedals and sport seats with integrated head restraints, height, and lumbar adjustment, wrapped in a stylish mix of 'Sardegna' fabric and Art Velour microfleece upholstery, provide both comfort and elegance.
The infotainment system in the Golf R-Line takes connectivity to new heights. Equipped with a 10-inch Volkswagen 'Discover Pro' infotainment system boasting navigation and a premium seven-speaker sound system, drivers will enjoy an immersive audio experience. The inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection with voice control simplifies connectivity, ensuring drivers stay connected without distractions.
Further enhancing the sporty driving experience, the Golf R-Line features an ergonomic R-Line leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel. Inspired by the iconic Golf GTI and Golf R models, this steering wheel is equipped with capacitive touch-sensitive controls and gear-shift paddles, offering precise control and a truly engaging driving experience.
Safety is paramount in the Golf R-Line, with Volkswagen's advanced Exit Warning System. The Exit Warning System is designed to prevent potentially dangerous situations when leaving the vehicle. By detecting approaching vehicles from behind, the system provides both audible and visual warnings, ensuring drivers exit their vehicle safely.
The Golf R-Line also incorporates progressive steering, delivering a dynamic response and improved manoeuvrability. With a progressive steering ratio, drivers will experience effortless low-speed manoeuvring and parking, while enjoying a more direct and responsive feel on twisting roads and at junctions. The need to change hands while steering is significantly reduced, allowing for a more enjoyable and engaging driving experience.
Electrified mobility: The 48 V mild hybrid in detail
The exceptional driving performance of the Golf R-Line is further complemented by its advanced eTSI mild hybrid powertrain. Volkswagen's eTSI engines offer highly efficient drives that operate independently of charging infrastructure. At its heart is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with Active Cylinder Management and 48 V mild hybrid drive.
This technology enables the transmission of higher electric power levels with compact batteries and conductor cross-sections, resulting in enhanced energy recuperation during braking. The 48 V lithium-ion battery supplies energy to essential systems, while a belt-driven starter-alternator acts as an alternator, starter, and electric motor for immediate torque boost when moving off.
The 48 V mild hybrid drive combines low consumption and emissions with exceptional moving-off performance, complemented by features such as the TSI Miller combustion process and VTG turbocharger.
Equipped with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox, the Golf R-Line reaches a top speed of 213 km/h and achieves a 0-100 km/h time of 9.4 seconds, while maintaining an impressive, combined fuel efficiency rating of 4.8 L/100 km.
The Golf R-Line is now available for purchase with Category A COE, starting from $188,900. For more information, visit volkswagen.com.sg.