Report: Volkswagen Planning More R Models

In a recent sit-down with various media outlets, Motoring.com.au reports that Volkswagen’s Head of Powertrain Development Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser hinted that additional R models are currently under consideration, due in part to the success of the Golf R.  When pressed further on which models were under consideration, Dr. Nuessen commented specifically on the Golf, Polo and Passat.  Turbocharged six-cylinder power was also mentioned, more specifically in a longitudinal orientation, paired with 4MOTION.

With most models in the “consideration” stage of development, the key factor to pursuing a production model of the vehicle lies in the ability to create a sound business case.  As upcoming Volkswagens will use modular architecture, the costs associated with these vehicles will be greatly reduced which is a good thing for both Volkswagen and enthusiasts alike.  We know that we certainly wouldn’t mind a few more enthusiast-based models in the Volkswagen lineup.

Check out the full article on the Australian car site motoring.com.au, right here.