VW Intros Potent 2022 Golf R, Audi Recalls 94,000 Q7 Crossovers

VW’s new Golf R has more kick—a 315-hp turbo mill, a 27-hp increase.  It bangs 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds.  Top speed is 155 mph.  This 4Motion Golf arrives in the States during later 2021.  A newly developed torque vectoring drive system increases the R’s cornering agility.  Brakes, likewise, are upgraded.  A six-speed manual is standard; a seven-speed DSG is optional.

Audi is recalling 94,00 Q7 vehicles in the US due to C-pillar padding problems.  Certain 2018-2020 model-year vehicles might not have enough C-pillar stuffing in order to absorb crash impact and protect un-belted passengers.  Audi discovered the flaw during routine testing.  Audi will notify owners; dealers will install improved pillar-padding.