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 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 new look, with pinched lights and a larger grille on the lower area 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 fiber pieces to mark it out as the alpha Golf, along with 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 new look will be matched inside. Carbon fibre and Alcantara will be present on the dashboard, 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 driver’s display screen must come fitted to all but 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 info.
2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving
The present Golf R is enormously out-gunned by the similarity the RS3 and A45, so the new model might load an additional 100hp to assist it maintain. To attain 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 provide 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 4 seconds. All models will come with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and irreversible 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 maker, shown above. That car produces 670hp by having an electric motor connected to each wheel, paving the way for an even 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. The additional performance over the outgoing model means you’ll need to spend a bit more than in the past, nevertheless– a cost of close to ₤ 40,000 is most likely as VW aims to chase down the aforementioned RS3 and A45.