Volkswagen Golf R US-spec to debut in Detroit image

The US-spec version of the Volkswagen Golf R will be officially presented to the public during the 2014 NAIAS in Detroit, as the carmaker has recently announced.

The ultimate version of the popular Volkswagen Golf, the R, will make its public debut, in its US-spec variant, during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The model in question is distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit, by matte chrome mirror caps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a four-tailpipe exhaust system, a sport-tuned suspension system, which can reduce the ride height by up to 0.8 inches and some other tweaks, which will help it stand out from a crowd.

The cabin of the hot hatch will be getting the Carbon Touch trim, two-tone leather sport seats, alloy pedals, three-spoke steering wheel, infotainment system with a 5.8-inch display, ambient lighting and much more. As far as the engine goes, this will be a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit, which is good for approximately 290 HP (216 kW) and 379 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint should be made in 4.9 seconds. More details on the hot hatch, aimed towards the U.S., will be announced in Detroit.