Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

December 14, 2010 15:01 ET

Volkswagen Canada to Get "SuperGolf"

Golf "R" Set to Reach Canadian Dealers in 2012

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) -

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Fans of the Volkswagen Golf in Canada will soon have their wish granted, as Volkswagen Canada will begin importing the top-of-the-line Golf "R" in early 2012. Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that the car will be available in the United States, Canadian enthusiasts will now have something to look forward to.

Based on the popular 5 door GTI model, the Golf "R" will feature many unique enhancements, making it the best performing Golf ever available in Canada. The high-output 4 cylinder turbo engine will be tuned to produce an estimated 256 horsepower. This, coupled with the six speed manual transmission and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, promises plenty of go. Golf "R" specific wheels, brakes and suspension will ensure that the stop is just as well controlled.

The Golf "R" will feature a host of interior and exterior enhancements, which will make it the most distinctive member of the award-winning Golf family.

More details will be made available as the launch date approaches.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, New Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 133 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

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