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Are You Ready for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R?

The new Golf R comes back bigger, better, and more potent than most of its class rivals. This machine carries along advanced tech is more engaging than ever before.

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is a blend of a classic hatchback with powerful performance enhancements. Coming for its fourth generation, the new VW Golf comes with plenty of standard features, advanced powertrains, a refreshed design, and the latest motor tech. Its interior is nicely crafted to give it a premium look, and the seats are all accommodative and comfy. Golf R employs the newest driver assistance packages for security, ensuring you have peace of mind anytime you hit the streets in New Orleans or Slidell.


The new Golf R is distinct from the previous GTI model in our dealership. You will notice refreshed rear and front bumpers and a roof spoiler, giving the vehicle an aerodynamic look. The lighting spec also gets some changes, with an addition of a light signature with a crossbar. There is also a LED strop lighting in the grille, which acts as the daytime lights.

The Volkswagen Golf R stands on 19-inch wheels, which give it a clear stance and a fair sit on the ground. The summer tires provide light through to the blue-caliper brake discs, which voices the car's performance. Interestingly, the new R comes in three color choices. There is Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, and Lapiz Blue Metallic. Sneak into the car's cabin, and be ready for a surprising welcome from the premium and quality specs.

Inside, the VW Golf R rides on technology, with every corner fitted with great tech and convenience features. Drivers get a heated sport steering, and Nappa leather seats with a headrest provide comfort and adjustment to suit their position. A digital instrument panel with configuration is also visible behind the wheel, displaying all information you need effortlessly. Golf R gets a 10-inch Pro touch screen for maximum connectivity, and the ambient lighting sets the mood for every adventure in Kenner.

Driving the 2022 VW Golf R

There is more to Golf R than just its presence in our Metarie shops. For this year, the new car comes with an excellent 4Motion tech with an all-wheel driving system. This is the most sophisticated system in the brand lineup, giving the new VW all the confidence to take through different terrains. A drift mode feature gives you more than just perfection on the roads; but also echoes the car's sporty aura whenever it's turned on.

This vehicle comes with a four-cylinder EA888 turbocharged 2.0l engine, making it the most powerful Golf from the VW lineup. This engine delivers a horsepower of 315, which comes as an increase from the previous models. For smooth and efficient drives, shoppers can go for the dual-clutch auto seven-speed transmission or still take the manual six-speed. Drive across busy straight highways, and the new Golf R will splint to reach 62mph speed in 4.7 seconds.

The VW Golf R gets the 4Motion, ideal in power shifts between the rear and front car axles. It also maximizes power distribution to the rear wheels, boosting its agility and traction. Ideally, these works with the Vehicle Dynamics Manager to make adjustments to the car from its monitors. It also includes the adaptive DCC suspension and the electronic differentials.

The 2022 VW Golf R brings on board a Driving Mode Selector feature, which offers various modes to suit your driving preference. These include Comfort, Race, and the Sport mode. These come with adjustable engine performances, including sound, giving a touch of a sporty hatch on the roads roads. For 2022, VW also adds on two models, including the Drift and Special mode.

A VW Tradition More than 40 Years in the Making - Meet the Latest Volkswagen Golf in Mandeville

The Volkswagen Golf has been a fan favorite since 1974. It's adopted some styling changes and many new powertrains and personalities over the years, but its core mission and sense of adventure as a compact hatchback that delivers fun and excitement have remained steadfast and true throughout the decades. At Volkswagen of Mandeville, we're proud to be the greater New Orleans home for the latest cars and SUVs from VW, and we're ready to help you get better acquainted with our inventory of the latest Golf models today.

Powertrain and Performance

At the heart of the latest Volkswagen Golf models, Slidell and Metarie drivers will discover a nice 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This comes from the standard powertrain, a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Paired to your choice of either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, it delivers the performance and handling that have made this model an icon.

Kenner and Mandeville drivers craving a little more oomph and zipper performance could also explore the Golf hatchback's two performance-tuned variants, which offer even more of what they're looking for.

The Volkswagen Golf R gets power from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, while the Golf GTI models receive a 242-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder with 273 pound-feet of torque.

Interior Design and Space

Whether you prefer the Golf, the Golf R, or the Golf GTI model, you can look forward to the signature design and personality that have set this model apart for decades. The original "hot hatch," it has four doors, two rows of seating, and a rear cargo hold that's flexible and accessible via the hatchback.

A five-passenger car, the Golf is compact but spacious, with ample headroom and legroom for you and your passengers. As part of its seventh-generation outing, the latest Golf models we have in stock come complete with all the bells and whistles that modern-day drivers expect, including a panoramic sunroof and heated front seats.

When it comes to weekend adventures or weekly trips to the grocery store, the Golf cargo hold is useful and accommodating. It comes standard with nearly 23 cubic feet of storage space in the rear, and it has a backseat that folds in a 60/40 split to make room for added or bulkier cargo when needed.

For life's smaller objects, such as cups and handheld technology, the VW Golf also has plenty of clever, small storage solutions throughout the vehicle, including a center console and cubby holder under the dashboard in front of the shifter.


Volkswagen understands that drivers want to feel safe and secure behind the wheel, and they equip all of their models with the latest advances in automotive safety. For its part, the new Golf comes with many sought-after features you'll appreciate, including:

  • Standard blind-spot monitoring
  • Standard rear cross-traffic alert
  • Standard forward collision mitigation
  • Standard automatic emergency braking


Always a leader in incorporating the latest tech advances in their vehicles as well, the new Golf comes with many standard amenities that you'll appreciate for comfort and connectivity, with more features available on upper trims. Standard fare includes:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • In-vehicle Wi-Fi and 4G LTE capability
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Automatic, rain-sensing windshield wipers

Test Drive Your Favorite Volkswagen Golf in Person

Whatever your individual personality and whatever your preference, there's a VW Golf that you'll love, and we can help you find it. We invite you to browse available models online and visit us in person to meet and test drive your next Volkswagen car or SUV in person.

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