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2022 VW Golf R gets more power and more tech

VW's most powerful hot hatch gets even more oomph for 2022.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
Steven Ewing
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Here's the new Volkswagen Golf R.

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The R is VW's hottest hatch.

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The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 315 horsepower.

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All-wheel drive is standard.

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Customers can choose between automatic and manual transmissions.

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Inside, the Golf R gets a big multimedia tech upgrade.

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The new Golf R should hit US dealers in late 2021.

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