Spied: Almost Naked VW Golf R Facelift

Testing Hot Hatch & Long-Roof at Green Hell

Recently spotted at the Nurburgring, Volkswagen’s improved Golf R was glimpsed in both hatch and Euro wagon iterations, showcasing almost all of their revised styling. Representing the ending of one era, the upcoming variant is set to switch to an all-electric format.

Subtle changes can be noticed by those with a trained eye on the Golf R. Notably, the headlights possess a flatter look morphing subtly into the grille. The taillights have been modernized while certain areas remain largely unseen due to being hidden by body-colored camo wrapping for the front bumper.

New 2024 Volkswagen Golf 8 R Facelift Prototype Hatchback + Variant Spied Testing At The Nürburgring

The vehicle spied here is the Golf R Variant, a tantalizingly unavailable delight to fans of wagons in the United States, and here it will be receiving the same enhancements as its hatchback counterpart.

Whilst both the Golf R and Tiguan were spotted circumnavigating Nurburgring, it was not possible to view any changes made to the interior. Nonetheless, we apprehend modernisations are on the horizon with the facelift of the Golf GTI; sources anticipate a larger 15-inch infotainment system to be implemented in the modification of the Golf R equivalent to that found in the novel Tiguan. Further progressions should include a new multifunctional button in response to collective grievances regarding cabin comfort, especially concerning the control switches and buttons that VW have committed to amend.

No substantial revisions are anticipated under the hood for the redesigned model, yet the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is forecasted to have a little more influence than presently supplied; 315 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, sent out to all four wheels by way of the 4Motion AWD system. A 20-hp upsurge is likely for the GTI, so something like this should make sense when it comes to the R.

The future of the six-speed manual transmission is now in question due to Euro 7 standards, however, more recent reports have indicated that there may be a possibility for endurance. Whether this choice would be restricted to GTI or not is yet undetermined.

Fans in the US should anticipate the remodeled Golf R and GTI to be introduced in 2021, while they will have to wait until 2025 for it to hit dealer showrooms. Following that, they’ll have a few more years of waiting until they can purchase the 9th-generation Golf, estimated for release approximately in 2028 with the prospect of electrification>


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