New Volkswagen Golf R with 400 hp comes in 2020

The Germans are busy preparing the Volkswagen Golf VIII, which will premiere at the salon in Geneva in March 2019, while the sale will start in June and the Volkswagen Golf R will arrive at the end of the year with even 400 horsepower.

Mechanical will be very similar to the current model, and the next Volkswagen Golf R will use a 2-liter turbocharger, a 7-speed dual-dip switch DSG and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

The world’s bestseller since the first day of production in 1974 has had seven generations so far, almost twice as many redesigns and wrinkles, and has sold over 35 million copies.

Volkswagen Golf is certainly one of the most significant models of the entire automotive industry, so each new generation is paying special attention. As many as 180 leading Volkswagen Group managers are involved in the eighth generation development process. Apart from design, construction, choice of materials, introduction of new technologies and robotic lines, they are also involved in negotiations with all external suppliers, all with the aim of making the Volkswagen Golf VIII the best, or returning to become a king of compact class

More than 2.2 billion euros have been invested so far, and the upgraded production line at Volkswagen’s main factory in Wolfsbug will have a production capacity of 2000 cars per day. The new generation of designers will not experience major changes, only some cosmetics for a more modern look. The front and rear lights will change, and the engine cover will be lowered. Inside, however, will get a complete ‘makeover’. The digital touch screen will replace almost all physical switches and control over all the more important functions of the car. It will be driven on a managed MQB platform, which will lose the weight by 70 kg and the trunk will have a capacity of at least 400 liters. Apart from diesel and gasoline engines, a mild hybrid technology with a 48-volt system will also be available. Buyers will also have a plug-in hybrid GTE, while e-Golf will not. He will be replaced by I.D. series. Also, there will be GTI and R performance. And, the most powerful version of the Volkswagen Golf R will attract the greatest attention, as it will be charged at 400 hp rounds and will catch up to about 4.5 seconds, which will be imposed as the fastest C-segment athlete.