2020 VW Golf R

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 competitors with the Audi RS3 and upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45. It’ll appear in display rooms from 2020.

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2020 VW Golf R Styling

The upcoming Golf will get a stylish new look, with pinched lights and a larger grille on the lower area of the front bumper, however the R model will pump things up quite a 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 substantial front grille to cool the engine and 4 oval exhausts sitting either side of a functional rear diffuser.

2020 VW Golf R Interior

The exterior’s racy make over 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, show that the digital motorist’s display screen should come fitted to all however entry-level models. As a result, expect the R to come with this feature as basic, where it’ll reveal a raft of driving, navigation and media-playback info.

  2020 VW Golf R Exterior

2020 VW Golf R Engines and Driving

The current Golf R is enormously out-gunned by the similarity the RS3 and A45, so the new model might pack an additional 100hp to help it maintain. To accomplish this, the car’s 2.0-litre engine will get some severe tweaking, and it’ll be signed up with by a 48V mild hybrid system.

This’ll let it provide the very best of both worlds– more power when you require it, and 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 automatic gearbox and long-term four-wheel-drive.

In the future, though, there are rumours of a completely electrical Golf R, using some of the technology from VW’s bonkers Pikes Peak-conquering maker, shown above. That car produces 670hp by having an electrical motor connected to each wheel, leading the way for an even faster, yet eerily quiet, range-topping Golf.

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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 outbound model means you’ll have to shell out a bit more than in the past, however– a cost of near ₤ 40,000 is likely as VW aims to ferret out the aforementioned RS3 and A45.