AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2015) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

Last year, the all-new 7th generation Volkswagen Golf was introduced in Canada and the motoring press quickly took notice, showering the car with praise and accolades. Next up, the 220 hp Golf GTI built upon the virtues of the Golf and squared the performance, making it one of the best all-around vehicles available in the country.

Today in Toronto, Volkswagen Canada took the wraps off the ultimate Golf, the all-new 2016 Golf R.

The Golf R gets things started with 292 turbocharged horsepower. Power is routed through a 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system and standard 19" alloy wheels. A choice of six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission will suit any driver's style, and electronic Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) keeps the Golf R firmly planted on any road under all conditions.

Outside, the look is subtly aggressive; from the Bi-Xenon front headlights to the quad exhaust system. A functional bodykit reduces aerodynamic resistance, while differentiating this Golf from all the others.

Once inside, driver and passenger alike will be comforted by a leather-trimmed interior featuring R-specific colour-coding and unique elements including a full size touchscreen for control of navigation and infotainment. Integrated "Carplay" and "Android Auto" ensure seamless connectivity and functionality with the latest smartphones.

The previous generation Golf R was an immediate sellout when it came to Canada. With the significant improvements made to the latest version, it is hard to imagine demand being any lower when the car arrives this summer.

Volkswagen dealers are now taking orders for the new Golf R, with a starting price of just $39,995.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, Golf R, The Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca.

To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/volkswagen0211.JPG

Contact Information:

Volkswagen Canada
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff