2021 VW Golf R Estate: price, specs and release date
A prototype for the new VW Golf R Estate has been spotted testing before this high-performance family car makes its public debut in 2021.
- New VW Golf R Estate spotted
- Test car fitted with Alltrack trim
- Will get 2.0-litre turbo engine
- Expected to produce 310hp
- Four-wheel drive
- DSG automatic gearbox
- 0-60 in around 4.7 seconds
- Due in 2021
2021 VW Golf R Estate design
Rather than disguise the new VW Golf R Estate’s body with an eye-popping camouflage wrap, VW has chosen to fit it with the chunky body kit from the upcoming Alltrack Estate – a jacked-up version of the standard Golf.
The lowered suspension is a dead giveaway that we’re looking at the new Golf R Estate, however. As are the four exhaust pipes peeking out from beneath the rear bumper.
We’ve already seen undisguised prototypes of the upcoming Golf R being tested, and these give us a good idea what to expect front he new Estate. Large intakes will pepper the front bumper and ground-hugging side-skirts will be present on each side.
2021 VW Golf R Estate engines and driving
The new VW Golf R Estate will come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that it’ll share with the recently revealed Audi S3. In the S3, this engine produces 310hp and 400Nm of torque. That’s 10hp more than the old Golf R Estate managed, and exactly the same amount of torque.
Just like the outgoing Golf R Estate, the new model will come with four-wheel drive to help it make quick getaways. Expect it to manage the 0-60 sprint in around 4.7 seconds – the same as the outgoing car. Every Golf R Estate is expected to come with a seven-speed DGS automatic gearbox as standard.
2021 VW Golf R Estate interior
Spyshots of the standard VW Golf R being tested show us what to expect from the upcoming Golf R Estate’s cabin. The minimalist, button-free dashboard, pared-back centre console and two large digital displays are carried over from the standard VW Golf, but the more supportive sports seats are exclusive to the upcoming R model.
The new VW Golf R Estate’s boot is expected to be just as roomy as the 600-litre boot in the standard Golf Estate. So there’ll be more than enough space for a family’s luggage for a weekend away.
2021 VW Golf R Estate price and release date
The new VW Golf R isn’t expected to be officially revealed until 2021 and you’ll probably have to wait until later that year to be able to buy one. Entry-level cars will likely cost in the region of £35,000.
If you can’t wait for this new model to go on sale, check out our VW Golf R review for full details on the outgoing hatchback.