Opened for booking since February this year, pricing for the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line has finally been announced for Malaysia at RM170,560, on-the-road, without insurance. The Golf was originally estimated to be priced between RM155,000 and RM165,000 when it was first previewed here on our shores.
Powered by a 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm on tap, the Mk8 Golf R-Line has ditched the dual-clutch transmission from the previous Mk7 Golf R-Line for a torque-converter eight-speed automatic gearbox. With the new transmission, 0-100 km/h is achieved in 8.5 seconds, 0.3 seconds slower than the Mk7 Golf R-Line.
Combining R-inspired aesthetics with non-R performance, then, the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line has been designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, with the C-signature bumper sitting lower to the ground than the normal Golf. The sporty look of the car is completed by the 17-inch Valencia alloy wheels and a pair of chrome-effect trapezoid faux exhaust tailpipes.
Exterior features of the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line include:
- R-Line exterior package with body kit, quad faux exhaust outlets
- LED Plus headlights
- LED tail lights
- 17-inch ‘Valencia’ alloy wheels
- Exterior colour options: Kings Red (new), matte Moonstone Grey (new), Atlantic Blue, Deep Black, Oryx White
On the inside, the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line is equipped with semi-bucket sports seats, which are upholstered in Sardegna fabric. The seats also feature suede-like bolsters and have “R-Line” embossing on the headrests. Adding to the sporty feel of the interior are the carbon-look trims and a 30-colour interior lighting system.
Besides the sporty styling, the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line’s interior also features enhanced digitalisation for seamless connectivity and convenience. The car is equipped with an intelligent voice control system that can be activated either by saying “Hello Volkswagen” or by pressing the voice button on the steering wheel. The voice control system can identify where the voice is coming from and can adjust the interior zone’s temperature accordingly.
Other interior highlights of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R-Line include:
• 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
• 10-inch Discover Media touchscreen infotainment display
• Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
• Three-zone climate control with rear blowers and control panel
Safety equipment in the 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line include six airbags, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Post-collision Braking System, and a Tyre Pressure Leak Indicator. Unfortunately, there are no advanced safety features on the new Golf R-Line.
The 2022 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R-Line comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, a three-year free maintenance package, and a five-year road assistance package.