This weekend Al Nabooda Automobiles, the sole distributor of Volkswagen in Dubai and the northern Emirates organised an epic road trip for over 50 members of the VDubz team across the United Arab Emirates ending with an exclusive preview of the new Golf R.
Starting at the Volkswagen Dubai showroom, the 30 cars strong group set off journeying across some of the best roads in the UAE, before finally reaching Fujairah at the Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah hotel. Upon arrival, the Golf enthusiasts were treated to a first and exclusive preview of the new Golf R, which arrives this October.
Thierry Seys, General Manager of Al Nabooda Automobiles Dubai, said, “The Golf community is one of the strongest and most passionate of the car cultures in the UAE; its popularity can compete even with the region’s super car community. This group is inclusive, accessible and offers affordable innovation for everyone. The Golf in all variants offers pure driving fun”.
The drive follows the event held in April this year, when a record number of Golf fans from communities as far away as Riyadh came together to drive on track and across the UAE with Volkswagen.
Thierry continued, “Getting out on the impressive roads of the United Arab Emirates with our customers and Golf enthusiasts is important to us. We value the time spent with our customers, allowing us to get to know them, listen to them and understand their needs as we plan ahead for 2018”.
The new Golf R model’s power was boosted for the model year 2017 – the most powerful Golf – now features 290 HP (10 HP increase) transferring 380nm of torque to the all-wheel drive system.
Furthermore, the Golf R now features technology not available in any other model within its segment, including an optional Digital Active Info Display, gesture control with a large screen entertainment centre. The new model combines new technology with a sleek new look, integrating front and rear LED headlights, the latter with a new dynamic indicator.
The safety features of the Golf remain among the best in class, featuring front assist with City Emergency Braking as permanent fixtures of the new model. The Golf R remains one of the most exciting models in the Volkswagen range.