We last saw the more practical Golf R being put through its paces in the snow in January, and now it’s undergoing some final track testing. Like the prototype we saw in January, this Golf R Wagon is almost completely undisguised, albeit finished in blue instead of white.
VW has covered up the R logo, but it can’t hide the Golf R wagon’s wider side sills, more aggressive air intakes, and unique bumpers. It also has larger brakes with blue calipers and rides lower to the ground, giving it a sportier stance than the regular Golf wagon. Like the hot hatch, the Golf R wagon (or the Golf R Variant, as it’s known as in Europe), will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.