For those of you wanting a hopped up Volkswagen Golf GTI variant, and finding the R32 lacking in a little … well, whatever je nais se quoi is in German … you’ll be happy to know that the “Golf R” is headed stateside with a engine compartment stuffed with 2.0L turbocharged goodness. “WAIT!” you cry, “the GTI already has that motor!” You’re a perceptive one, so here’s the distinction: you get an extra 65 HP and 4-Motion AWD, making the Golf R essentially a Audi A3 in a business-casual VW suit. You also get a host of interior and exterior upgrades, some unique body components, and a respectable 6.4 second run to 62 MPH. This is a reasonable consolation prize after another confirmation that we won’t get the Scirocco, which is the same as this Golf R under the skin. (But, we’d be loathe if we didn’t recognize that this STILL isn’t a proper WRX competitor, offering less performance for more money … such is the way with VWs, apparently.) Gallery after the jump.