Volkswagen has seen fit to release an additional 21 images of the 296-horsepower, all-wheel-drive 2014 Golf R. Our crack team covered the monstrous little hatchback ahead of its debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show, but know that a brand new gallery of the thing couldn't hurt, either.

As a recap, power comes from a massaged 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, while a six-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed stick dispatches the power to a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The suspension has been adjusted for improved handling while the aesthetics are suitably brawny for the GTI's bigger, meaner brother.

Take a look in the updated gallery above to see all the new images of the 2014 Golf R.


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      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks great! I am considering actually getting this as a change of speed (no pun intended).
      PGonzT
      • 1 Year Ago
      nice job making it a little edgier.. I think it needs to be a little more aggressive to stand off from the golf/gti
      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Costing $8,000 MORE than the Subaru WRX this Beetle derivative has no testosterone in the sheet metal !!! Putting $8,000 into engine upgrades into the WRX is a much better option ... now if it were $5,000 Cheaper than the WRX then I might be temped if somebody blindfolded me each time I walked up to get into the Golf. Sorry I like the concept of a high powered AWD hatchback its just that the exterior shell has never looked any blander on a $36,000 car ! I'm surprised the color isn't beige in the picture ! Isn't the Sirocco shell good enough for America ? But then VW would charge us $10,000 more for that !
        foxtrot685
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        1. The MKVII and the Beetle do not share a platform any longer. Do me a favor, research VAGs MQB platform and A5 (PQ35) platform. You're a generationbehind. 2. It's more money than a WRX but, go sit in a WRX then sit in a Golf R. One feels like the economy car upon which it is based while the other feels like a scaled down Audi (the MKVII R even more so). I'll let you figure out which is which. 3. It sounds like you like big wings and boy-racer looks in which the WRX is right up your alley. The Golf R, and the R32's that come before it, never went this route and offered more mature looks that wear better with time. 4. Notice how VW never really lists the WRX or STi as competitors? They are similar, but they go about their missions so differently that one really shouldn't compare them. The Golf R isn't looking to bring a rally car experience to the street for little money like the WRX is.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        Please, a WRX? Looks like toy, cheap outdated car that is not close to VW. Go add an extra large wing on the trunk and let the men talk.
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        The WRX has it's place, but it's not for everyone. Besides the regular WRX won't keep up with this ( by about .5 secs to 60). The STi is an awesome performer, but far from a great daily driver. The R will appeal to those who want decent performance, but like the refinement associated with not being beaten up when driving any farther than across town. BTW, it's not as if the WRX is enjoyable to look at, by any means.
          06SI
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Hello, Brian
          The WRX is actually FASTER to 60 than the STI. I\'ll take a WRX any day and save the extra 12 grand for modifications.
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Much better car than that Toyobaru thing, with proper power from 2.0 liters and only for a couple of grand more.
        delsolo1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        I am betting it will cost north of 35 grand.
          thequebecerinfrance
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          @nocommie Ricer car? This is not WW2. Stop it with communist and ricer cars, makes you look like a retard. Oh, I get it now...
          nocommie11
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          The previous model was also MSRP at 35k but you can get one brand new 31-32k. only 3k more than the boy ricer car.
          herrstreet
          • 1 Year Ago
          @delsolo1
          Of course it will. The last one topped out around 37k with navi, leather, power this and that, awd, etc.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        "proper power from 2.0 litres?" Amazing what a turbo can do. Although, look how long the 2.0 in the GTI has only made 210hp, with a turbo. I think 200hp out of the NA in the Toyobaru is just fine for it's displacement.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the look of this thing. Goes to show that you don't need a bunch of overstyled swoops and curves to make a car look good.
      Storm
      • 1 Year Ago
      wooooo not even 300hp ah yeah
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't think the new styling is any better than the old at all - but it's lighter, more powerful, and has an even nicer interior. This seems like a 4 seasons performance car for anyone who may sometimes have multiple people to pick up.
      vietusa74
      • 1 Year Ago
      It better come with DSG as an option in the USA so I can get one.
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      why did they make hte c-pillar look like an early 90's golf.. that thing was hideous at best, now we get the re-incarnation a few decades later... it is not in the same category as 1969 mustang/camaro/challenger
        Hello, Brian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        It is the same C-pillar kink as the original Golf. It was present in the MKV and MKVI, but more subtle. The more angular lines of the MKVII design make it more apparent.
        leo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        i guess if they want to take #1 from Toyota they have to switch to making blandmobiles...
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @leo
          VW has been making blandmobiles for a long time.
        jf.bouchard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        What do you mean? All Golf models have the same C pillar (I assume you mean the last pillar?) http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/2013/06/Volkswagen-Golf-all-generations-1500x996.jpg
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Focus ST better watch out.
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Euh, no, not really. Unless you beleive a 10K difference still puts them in the same category.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        I like the ST, but having FWD instead of AWD and being down on power, not sure it's a fair match.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      The wheels are terrible, but easy to fix that. Love it, otherwise!
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope this isn't made in mexico. The current Jetta is littering the streets...
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