The next VW Golf R is expected to be the fastest Golf in history when it goes on sale in 2020. The 2.0-litre petrol engine and a mild hybrid system will produce more than 400hp, putting it squarely in competition with the Audi RS3 and upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45. It’ll appear in showrooms from 2020.
2020 VW Golf R Styling
The upcoming Golf will get a sporty makeover, with pinched lights and a bigger grille on the lower section of the front bumper, but the R model will pump things up a fair bit and look far more aggressive. It’ll get a smattering of carbon fibre pieces to mark it out as the alpha Golf, in addition to a huge front grille to cool the engine and four oval exhausts sitting either side of a functional rear diffuser.
2020 VW Golf R Interior
The exterior’s racy makeover will be matched within. Carbon fibre and Alcantara will be present on the control panel, doors and the racing-style light-weight bucket seats. There’ll likewise be a new flat-bottomed wheel with buttons for the suspension and engine settings.
Interior spy shots of the mk8 Golf, set to be released in 2019, show that the digital motorist’s display screen must come fitted to all but entry-level models. As an outcome, anticipate the R to come with this feature as basic, where it’ll show a raft of driving, navigation and media-playback information.
2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving
The present Golf R is massively out-gunned by the similarity the RS3 and A45, so the new model might pack an additional 100hp to help it maintain. To attain this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will receive some severe tweaking, and it’ll be signed up with by a 48V mild hybrid system.
This’ll let it offer the very best of both worlds– more power when you require it, and much better fuel economy when you’re not hooning along a back road. This huge power increase will kick the new Golf R from 0-62mph in around four seconds. All models will include a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and permanent four-wheel-drive.
In the future, however, there are rumours of a fully electric Golf R, using some of the technology from VW’s bonkers Pikes Peak-conquering device, shown above. That car produces 670hp by having an electrical motor attached to each wheel, paving the way for an even much faster, yet strangely silent, range-topping Golf.
2020 VW Golf R Price and Release Date
The next Golf will appear in 2019 with the faster R model making its public debut a year later on. The extra performance over the outbound model implies you’ll have to spend a bit more than before, nevertheless– a price tag of near to ₤ 40,000 is most likely as VW intends to ferret out the aforementioned RS3 and A45.