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Mysterious 2022 Volkswagen Golf R spotted in China

A new Volkswagen Golf R has been spotted in a Chinese dealership, without any VW branding. Here’s the odd story behind it.

A unusually-branded 2022 Volkswagen Golf R has been photographed inside a Volkswagen dealership in Sichuan, China.

Pictured in images shared to the Foreign Market Car Sightings Facebook group, it’s understood that an entrepreneurial Chinese Volkswagen dealership has decided to parallel-import a 2022 Golf R to satiate local demand – as VW China doesn’t offer the model officially there.

The vehicle shown is a North American-market vehicle that’s been rebranded by the dealership – likely in breach of brand guidelines – and is being prepared to undergo local emissions certification prior to being sold.

Volkswagen Group China has no official plans to introduce the 2022 Golf R into the local market, however…


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