Volkswagen Golf R — Automobile Magazine “2016 All-Star” List
The Volkswagen Golf R, with its powerful engine and sporty hatchback design, offers an enticing combination of incredible performance and impressive versatility. Recently, the 2016 Golf R, commended for its “practicality and punch,” was named to Automobile’s “2016 All-Star” list. Automobile, a leading automotive lifestyle print and online magazine, selects exceptional vehicles each year to its prestigious list based on style, class, importance and desirability.
First “All-Star” Award for VW Golf R
This is the first time that the Golf R has been named an Automobile “All-Star” by the magazine. Automobile chooses its “All-Star” contender list from the entirety of all-new, heavily revised or newly significant variants on sale or otherwise available in the U.S. in the 12 months preceding the publication’s fall test. Editorial staff and contributors cast private ballots for their favorite vehicles, including passenger cars, sports cars, sport-utilities, minivans and trucks. Winners are determined solely by staff preferences.
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“Volkswagen Golf R wowed us with its potent performance on both road and track, but more than that, it’s also an incredibly practical package that can haul the mail as well.” – Mike Floyd, Editor-in-Chief, Automobile
Most Powerful Golf in the U.S.
The 2016 Golf R is the most powerful version of the Golf ever to be sold in the U.S. market. It features an even more advanced version of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter engine that’s fitted to the Golf GTI, which was named an Automobile “2015 All-Star.” Boasting 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, the R model is also fuel-efficient, with an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of 31 mpg with the six-speed manual transmission.
“The Golf R has won the hearts of enthusiasts and everyday drivers since its introduction last spring, and we are honored that it has earned a coveted spot on Automobile’s ‘2016 All-Star’ list. This award is a testament to the Golf R’s stellar combination of performance and value.” – Vinay Shahani, Vice President, Marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
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