The Golf R's show without its extra go.

Volkswagen is sprucing up its recently facelifted Golf with a new optional R-Line package tailored to both the hatchback and the wagon. The equipment caters those who are fond of the range-topping R model, but don’t want to pay the premium that comes with the go-faster version and are willing to settle with a lookalike lacking the extra grunt.

Starting with the exterior, the R-Line kit adds slightly sportier front and rear bumpers as well as sill extensions finished in glossy black. A new rear spoiler with aero flaps is exclusive to the package, as is the diffuser at the back flanked by trapezoidal exhaust tips featuring a chrome finish. Rounding off the upgrades on the outside are the compulsory R-Line badges visible on the front fenders and on the grille.

2017 VW Golf facelift
2017 VW Golf facelift

Stepping inside the cabin, the facelifted compact model from Wolfsburg in the R-Line guise has stainless steel door sill panels, pedal caps, and foot rest. The cars come with a black roofline and sport seats that can be optionally covered in leather at an additional cost. Also part of the deal are decorative inlays, a sportier steering wheel (with the R-Line badge), and contrast stitching for the gear shifter and floor mats. An R-Line logo on the display start screen will serve as a reminder that you’re not driving a run-of-the-mill Golf.

2017 VW Golf facelift
2017 VW Golf facelift

The good news is VW is not forcing buyers to buy both the exterior and interior upgrades as customers can get the R-Line treatment just for the body, should they not want to order the full package. The exterior kit costs €1,295 in Germany for a Golf in the Comfortline trim or €1,105 for the upper-spec Highline model. For the whole shebang, it’s going to set you back €2,295 for the lower-spec version and €1,800 for the more expensive model.

VW is already taking orders for the R-Line kit and is giving buyers the opportunity to choose from “Singapore” and “Marseille” alloy wheels available in 17- and 18-inch sizes.

Source: VW

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The new Golf R-Line and Golf Variant R-Line

  • Sporty equipment packages available for the new Golf and Golf Variant

Buyers of the new Golf who want to upgrade to sportier features can now order the new R-Line packages.

Along with an exterior package, which consists of distinctive front and rear body modifications, there is also an extensive R-Line package. It contains features of the exterior package, alloy wheels and, in addition, sophisticated interior accents. An overview of the packages:

R-Line exterior package

  • R-Line front bumper with air intake screens in high-gloss black and unique honeycomb structure, C signature in high-gloss black
  • Rear bumper with R-Line specific diffuser and trapezoidal chrome trims
  • Sill extensions in high-gloss black
  • Package-specific rear spoiler with aero flaps
  • R-Line badges on radiator grille and side panels

R-Line package

  • Features of the R-Line exterior package
  • R-Line sport seats in "Carbon Flag/San Remo" design, or optionally upholstered in "Vienna" leather (perforated) in Black-Crystal Grey
  • Multifunction sport steering wheel, leather-wrapped with contrasting stitching, and R-Line badge
  • Decorative "Dark Diamond Flag" inlays
  • Gear shift boot and floor mats feature contrasting stitching
  • Stainless steel door sill panels, pedal caps and foot rest
  • Black rooflining
  • R-Line logo on display start screen
  • Wheels (selection): 17 or 18-inch "Sebring" alloy wheels
    17-inch "Singapore" alloy wheels, 18-inch "Marseille" alloy wheels

Equipment packages are available now for both models. Customers who require only the sporty look for the bodywork will want to select the exterior package from a price of €1,105 (Highline) or €1,295 (Comfortline). The equipment package for interior and exterior costs €1,800 (Highline) or €2,295 (Comfortline).