If there’s one thing that American car enthusiasts like to do, it’s collectively complain about the awesome cars that Europe and Japan get that we don’t get here. A great example of this is the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate, which VW announced on Wednesday.
Like theand are still waiting for here in America, it packs a 315-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Unlike in America, it’s a full-on station wagon rather than just a hatchback.
It also features similarly aggressive styling compared with the standard Golf or GTI variants and a more richly appointed interior. It’s also pretty dang expensive, with prices starting in Europe at the equivalent of $60,848. We’re still waiting for the US-market Golf R to go on sale, but previous models started at around $40,000, so that’s a pretty serious price premium.
VW is opening preorders for the Golf R estate in Europe on Thursday, with no word on when they’re supposed to actually reach customers.