Australian News - January 17, 2020

Nothing Shades Volkswagen’s Hand Painted Golf R Final Edition

For the first time Australia’s best-selling performance hatchback will be available in factory hand painted custom colours in the form of Volkswagen’s Golf R Final Edition, which starts from $57,990.

Of the 450 units of this last special edition of the Mark 7.5 Golf R before its replacement next year, 150 will be available in a choice of three previously unavailable colours. These are: Victory Blue; Viper Green metallic (recalling the Scirocco R); and Violet Touch Pearlescent.

These shades are Volkswagen Colour Concept custom orders for which the car is removed from the assembly line to be hand-painted in a specialised factory shop before it is returned to the line for completion. This option is $300.

The bulk of the Golf R Final Editions available come in three familiar R colours: Pure White; Lapiz Blue Metallic; and Deep Black Pearl Effect. These add no cost.

Regardless of colouring and in addition the usual Golf R’s extensive array of standard equipment, all Golf R Final Editions come with 19-inch Black Pretoria lightweight alloy wheels; Gloss Black door mirrors; ‘Carbon’ Nappa leather appointed upholstery; and Dynaudio premium audio system.

“No other mass volume manufacturer could offer such a bespoke finish,” Volkswagen Product Marketing Manager Jeff Shafer said. “As ever with Golf R special editions, we’ve added value for as small a premium as possible over the standard R.”

The Golf R Final Edition will be available in May. The standard Golf R hatchback remains opn sale from $55,490.

The Golf R is Australia’s most successful compact performance car. Of 14,335 Golf hatchback and Wagon sales in 2019, Golf R variants made up some 14 per cent or 2035 sales, of which 1702 were hatchbacks.

Golf R Final Edition hatchback $57,990

  • 19-inch Black Pretoria alloy wheels
  • Carbon Nappa leather appointed upholstery
  • Gloss Black door mirrors
  • Dynaudio premium audio
  • Dark tinted rear side and rear window glass
  • R Final Edition badge
  • 213kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine
  • 7-speed DQ381 wet-clutch DSG
  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function
  • LED headlights with Dynamic cornering lights
  • Dynamic Light Assist
  • R Body styling
  • 9.2″ satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
  • Metallic and Pearl effect paint
  • Exterior mirrors with memory function


Colour Concept special colour $300
Panoramic electric glass sunroof $1,900

All new Volkswagens come with a five year/unlimited kilometre warranty and the option of service packages.