Volkswagen is preparing a hybrid 410-horsepower Golf R +

Volkswagen is preparing a hybrid 410-horsepower Golf R +

May 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen is already running a new generation Golf R at the Nurburgring, which has a 329-horsepower engine under the hood. But we remember that back in 2014 the company introduced the extreme 400-horsepower Golf R400 concept car, and then the head of the VW power plant development department, Heinz-Jacob Neuser, announced that this car would go into series. Six years have passed since then, and now rumors about the release of the 400-strong Golf are gaining momentum again.

According to the Australian portal Which car ?, Volkswagen finally intends to regain its position in the sports hatchback segment thanks to the new Golf R. In 2017, Honda introduced the 316-horsepower Civic Type R, Hyundai got the 275-horsepower i30 N in the same year. , do not forget about the Mercedes-AMG A45 S with its 2.0-liter engine with 421 hp. It is not easy to compete with these cars for the ordinary Golf Type R, and the hybrid Golf Type R + will defend the honor of the brand in the future. Under the hood, he will have a hybrid power plant, which will include the same 2.0-liter turbo engine, an electric motor on the rear axle, as well as a high-voltage battery in the area of ​​the rear passengers feet. The total capacity of the system will be 410 hp.

According to colleagues, the idea of ​​this concept for the Golf R + was discussed at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, and VW Group boss Herbert Diss said that he was her supporter.

Nevertheless, it is not yet clear when this project will be implemented. Foreign colleagues write that we are again talking about the long term and that Golf R + may appear no earlier than 2023. It is possible that the debut will be postponed until 2024, when the German hatchback will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the modification of the GTI.