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 mild hybrid system will produce more than 400hp, putting it squarely in competitors 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, but the R model will pump things up quite a bit and look much more aggressive. It’ll get a smattering of carbon fibre pieces to mark it out as the alpha Golf, in addition to a big 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 fiber and Alcantara will exist on the dashboard, doors and the racing-style light-weight pail seats. There’ll also 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, reveal that the digital motorist’s display screen must come fitted to all but entry-level models. As a result, expect the R to come with this feature as standard, where it’ll show a raft of driving, navigation and media-playback details.
2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving
The existing Golf R is massively out-gunned by the similarity the RS3 and A45, so the new model might pack an extra 100hp to help it maintain. To accomplish this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will get some serious tweaking, and it’ll be signed up with by a 48V mild hybrid system.
This’ll let it use the best of both worlds– more power when you require it, and better fuel economy when you’re not hooning along a country 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 transmission and permanent four-wheel-drive.
In the future, however, there are rumours of a fully electric Golf R, utilizing some of the technology from VW’s bonkers Pikes Peak-conquering machine, revealed above. That car produces 670hp by having an electric motor connected to each wheel, paving 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 launching a year later on. The additional efficiency over the outgoing model suggests you’ll need to pay out a bit more than before, however– a price tag of near to ₤ 40,000 is most likely as VW aims to ferret out the abovementioned RS3 and A45.