The Volkswagen Golf’s new R-line trim level is on sale now, priced between £24,190 and £26,765, with first deliveries set for March.
The new specification features sporty cosmetic changes and comes with the choice of VW’s 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine or 2.0-litre TDI diesel.
R-line sits above the existing GT trim and includes sat-nav and sports suspension, as well as a rear spoiler, side skirts, radiator grille, R-line front bumper and fog lights, R-line rear bumper and diffuser and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Interior changes include stainless steel pedals and front door sills, new interior trim, sports seats, leather gearknob and leather-covered sports steering wheel.
A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard on all models, and a seven-speed DSG is available as an optional extra. The three-door petrol manual and five-door petrol DSG return a claimed fuel economy of 60.1mpg, and the three and five-door diesel manuals return a claimed 68.9mpg.
Both engines sit in tax band B or C, with CO2 emissions ranging from 109-112g/km for the petrol engine and 106-119g/km for the diesel.
The 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol-engined R-line starts at £24,190 for the three-door version, rising to £26,260 for the five-door with DSG gearbox, while the 2.0-litre diesel is priced from £24,695, with the top priced five-door DSG coming in at £26,765.
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