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 stylish make over, with pinched lights and a bigger grille on the lower area of the front bumper, however the R model will pump things up a fair bit and look even 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 practical rear diffuser.
2020 VW Golf R Interior
The exterior’s racy new look will be matched within. Carbon fiber and Alcantara will exist on the dashboard, doors and the racing-style light-weight bucket 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 launched in 2019, show that the digital motorist’s screen should come fitted to all but entry-level models. As an outcome, expect the R to come with this feature as basic, where it’ll show a raft of driving, navigation and media-playback info.
2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving
The existing Golf R is enormously out-gunned by the similarity the RS3 and A45, so the new model might load an additional 100hp to help it keep up. To attain this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will get some serious tweaking, and it’ll be joined 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 4 seconds. All models will include a seven-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox and long-term four-wheel-drive.
In the future, though, there are rumours of a fully electrical Golf R, utilizing some of the technology from VW’s bonkers Pikes Peak-conquering maker, revealed above. That car produces 670hp by having an electric motor connected to each wheel, leading the way for an even much faster, yet eerily quiet, 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. The extra performance over the outbound model indicates you’ll have to spend a bit more than before, nevertheless– a price of near to ₤ 40,000 is most likely as VW aims to ferret out the previously mentioned RS3 and A45.