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The much-loved Volkswagen Golf Mk7 is now made even better with the introduction of new R-Line packages for the popular model. Split into three separate packages – exterior, interior and sport – the Golf Mk7 R-Line offerings designed by Volkswagen R GmbH are now available as optional extras on all standard Golf models.

Exterior enhancements include R-Line front and rear bumpers, side skirts, black grille with R-Line logo and a body-coloured rear spoiler. R-Line-specific ‘Salvador’ 17- or 18-inch wheels complete the visual change. The interior package comes with aluminium dash inlays, black headlining, steel foot pedals, sports seats plus leather steering wheel and gear lever.

Those who would like to have some extra dynamism to go with the sportier looks can specify the Sport Package that improves the Golf’s dynamic driving experience with the inclusion of sports suspension and progressive steering.

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This is not quite the full-fat Mk7 Golf R (that is rumoured to have 300 hp), nor is it an extension to the sporty Mk7 GTI or GTD variants. It is, in essence, a bodykit package that’s available on all cooking Golf Mk7 models. Think of it as the Volkswagen equivalent to BMW and Audi’s M-Sport and S-line offerings respectively.

Similar R-Line packages are available for the Volkswagen Polo, Passat CC (which is available in Malaysia; read our review of it here), Beetle, Tiguan and Touareg. Golf Mk7 owners and prospective buyers, would you like to have the R-Line packages offered on the standard 1.4 TSI model here, or would it be too small a step up below the incoming GTI?