Audi RS63 Sportback and Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, much less Ford Focus RS, are anxiously biting nails in wait for the upcoming Volkswagen Golf. The seventh-gen VW hatchback will reportedly feature the engine producing at least up to 420hp; this performance output is out of all figures European class rivals can offer (A45 AMG delivers 381hp, RS3 Sportback does 362hp and Ford Focus RS offers 350hp respectively). However, don’t let us jump to conclusions – the production version is only expected to arrive at 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Good stuff that attendees of this event would meet a refreshed Golf version. Though the current model still keeps an actual jazzy look debuted in 2014, the German automaker teases the fans and hints at an updated refreshed Golf appearance. The new bumpers are reported to meet the styling alterations; along with this, a trained eye could recognize improved LED headlights. More exterior or even mechanical updates? Next time around, VW says.
It sounds like the interior changes seem to look more marked in this version, though. Within the interior, the Golf boasts the latest company’s solution, a gesture-controlled MIB infotainment system, launched in the latest VW Golf R Touch Concept. On the top of that, a refreshed model will feature an all-new digital instrument cluster, an improved cruise control, a trailer-assist system and a head-up display. Let’s see whether this facelift ushers a VW’s performance improvement strategy. The Golf GTE is expected to share the powertrain with the Passat’s GTE to boost the performance. If everything goes to VW’s plan, these alterations might facilitate the cutting edge hyper hatch in the segment of the compact cars.