Golf R 20th Anniversary Edition – Newest Collectible Hatchback?

20 Years Since the R32?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since the R32 was first introduced, but Volkswagen aims to remind people of that with the 20th Anniversary Edition that will be offered with an option six-speed manual, unique to the North American market.

Celebrating 20 years of performance oriented, all-wheel-drive Golfs, Volkswagen plans to build around 1,800 examples of this model that will feature highlights such as sunroof delete and black 19-inch wheels. Unique “R” badging will be present on the exterior of the car as well as the steering wheel and key fob.

The Golf R 20th Anniversary Edition will be powered by a 315 horsepower evo4 TSI engine and will be available with the aforementioned six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic.

The car will be available in Lapiz Blue Metallic – a nice throwback to the R32 – Deep Black Pearl, and Pure White. Each color will be allocated to a limited number of vehicles and we imagine the Lapiz Blue Metallic will likely be the most desired option.

The Volkswagen Golf R 20th Anniversary Edition will be sold this fall with an MSRP of $44,940 for the manual transmission. Buyers who opt for the seven-speed DSG are looking at an MSRP of $45,740.

We’re not going to say that this will instantly become as collectible as the original R32, but it will certainly appeal to the same enthusiasts that have made the R32 such a hot car.