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 directly in competition with the Audi RS3 and upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45. It’ll appear in display rooms from 2020.
2020 VW Golf R Styling
The upcoming Golf will get a sporty make over, with pinched lights and a larger grille on the lower section of the front bumper, but 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, along with a huge front grille to cool the engine and 4 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 lightweight 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 launched in 2019, show that the digital driver’s screen need to come fitted to all but entry-level models. As an outcome, anticipate the R to come with this feature as standard, 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 massively out-gunned by the likes of the RS3 and A45, so the new model could pack an extra 100hp to assist it keep up. To accomplish this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will receive some severe tweaking, and it’ll be signed up with by a 48V moderate hybrid system.
This’ll let it provide 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 big 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 long-term four-wheel-drive.
In the future, though, there are rumours of a totally electric Golf R, using a few 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, leading the way for an even faster, yet eerily 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. The extra efficiency over the outgoing model means you’ll have to pay out a bit more than in the past, nevertheless– a price tag of near to ₤ 40,000 is most likely as VW intends to chase down the abovementioned RS3 and A45.