The next VW Golf R is anticipated to be the fastest Golf in history when it goes on sale in 2020. The 2.0-litre petrol engine and a moderate 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 make over, with pinched lights and a bigger grille on the lower section of the front bumper, but the R model will pump things up quite a bit and look far more aggressive. It’ll get a smattering of carbon fibre pieces to mark it out as the alpha Golf, along with a substantial front grille to cool the engine and four oval exhausts sitting either side of a practical rear diffuser.
2020 VW Golf R Interior
The exterior’s racy makeover will be matched inside. Carbon fiber and Alcantara will be present on the control panel, doors and the racing-style light-weight pail seats. There’ll likewise be a new flat-bottomed steering 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 should come fitted to all however entry-level models. As a result, anticipate the R to come with this feature as standard, where it’ll reveal a raft of driving, navigation and media-playback information.
2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving
The present Golf R is enormously out-gunned by the likes of the RS3 and A45, so the new model might load an extra 100hp to assist it maintain. To achieve this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will receive some major tweaking, and it’ll be signed up with by a 48V mild hybrid system.
This’ll let it offer the best of both worlds– more power when you need it, and much better fuel economy when you’re not hooning along a back road. This substantial power increase will kick the new Golf R from 0-62mph in around four seconds. All models will come with a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and long-term four-wheel-drive.
In the future, though, there are rumours of a completely electrical Golf R, utilizing some of the technology from VW’s bonkers Pikes Peak-conquering device, shown above. That car produces 670hp by having an electric motor connected 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 launching a year later. The extra efficiency over the outgoing model implies you’ll need to shell out a bit more than previously, nevertheless– a cost of close to ₤ 40,000 is likely as VW intends to chase down the aforementioned RS3 and A45.