Volkswagen Magazine



News and premieres from trade fairs, salons and shows. Two Golfs wowed the United States – one with a fuel cell, the other an R Estate.

HyMotion – the one with the amazing cell.

Volkswagen presented the Golf Estate HyMotion – a progressive research vehicle with a fuel-cell drive – for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show. As the power source of the future, this cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to form pure water. This “cold” combustion process releases energy – which powers an electric motor with zero emissions. The Golf Estate HyMotion with front-wheel drive accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 10 seconds. The hydrogen is securely stored in four high-tech carbon-fibre tanks located in the underbody to save interior space. They enable a range of 300 miles, and this research vehicle can be refuelled in three minutes flat.

300 hp

The new Golf R estate car accelerates to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds. And allows itself just 7 litres of fuel per 60 miles

Golf R now as an estate car.

This iconic compact sports car from Volkswagen with all-wheel drive debuted in Los Angeles as a Estate for the first time. The Golf R’s turbo engine transmits up to 380 Nm torque via a standard 6-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox to the permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Additional dynamism comes from a sport chassis lowered by 15 mm over the GTI. A cargo capacity of 605 litres ensures enough luggage space even with five people on board.