Offered in one trim level, the 2008 Volkswagen R32 features aerodynamic styling and a low, road-hugging stance. The R32 is a two door Hatchback featuring a 250 horsepower 3.2-liter gas-powered V6 with a 6-speed overdrive-enabled automatic transmission and FWD. In addition to a unique front grille, the R32 boasts twin exhausts, colored body trim, a spoiler at the rear of the roof and brake assist. Additional equipment includes power accessories, a navigation system, front bucket seats, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, rain sensing wipers and xenon headlights.Read more Read less
The Volkswagen R32 returns for 2008 after a two-year absence, with an overall package that's similar to the previous-generation R32 offered in the U.S. for 2004 and 2005. This go-fast sporty hatchback based on the Rabbit and GTI is a limited-volume vehicle--only 5,000 are going to be imported.
Sporty appearance; eager acceleration; all-weather handling.
VW's 2008 R32 looks vaguely like the Rabbit and GTI on which it's based, but there are significant mechanical differences between the cars. The 250-horsepower V6 elevates the VW to compete with compact performance cars like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evolution, and with its compact overall dimensions it's very city-friendly.