VW Plans Performance 'R' Division


VW is preparing to announce the creation of a dedicated 'R' performance division at the Geneva motor show in March, say industry reports.

Currently, most of VW's performance-oriented products are developed by VW Individual, a sub-division of VW that deals with niche products - generally those with an expected annual production of less than 20,000 units.

But VW Individual deals with non-performance kit, too - R GmbH will cover solely performance models, making it VW's version of AMG, Quattro, or the BMW 'M' division.

The expected announcement suggests that VW is getting serious about its R brand, so we can expect more than just the Golf R and Scirocco R in the near future.

Internet rumour currently favours the forthcoming Jetta coupe as the next recipient of the R treatment. We quite like the idea of a 260bhp VW Polo R. Anyone from VW listening?

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  • burwoodman 29 Jan 2010

    proof read first line

  • 10 Pence Short 29 Jan 2010

    Can't they find their own letter? 'R' has been oveRdone in the extReme.

  • neil_bolton 29 Jan 2010

    burwoodman said:
    proof read first line

  • HellDiver 29 Jan 2010

    And the penultimate one...

  • KIG1971 29 Jan 2010

    I hope that the R Division will benefit from the new links with Porsche.

    I expect good things.

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