The seventh generation of VW Golf was introduced in the year 2012. Until 2014, it did not reach the United States, where it was produced as 2015 model. This became a revamp of the predecessor Mk6 to gain considerable larger and sportier look. With the thought of bringing new generation Golf, the manufacturers are all set to bring 2017 VW Golf R. This new generation Golf is expected to offer some similar features like the GTI model. If this is true, then one should know that Golf will not lose its identity.
2017 VW Golf R – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
It is expected to receive a facelift that will be more attractive and stylish. Moving forward to its exterior design; it will get revamped front grille and bumper with signature style headlights and taillight design. Both of these will incorporate LED lighting system. It is expected to get new LED patterns for daytime running lights and foglights. The other notable change can be seen in its wheel design and suspension system.
In the interior of 2017 VW Golf R, it will retain most of the similar features. Apart from this, the current layout of dashboard and center console is expected to get a change. New upholstery colours and more comfortable seats are likely to hold the spectator’s eye. The seats might get the Nappa leather material along with carbon fiber trims in door panels. A 3-spoke steering wheel with Chrome ‘R’ logo will improve its elegance.
Volkswagen will definitely incorporate a bigger touchscreen and upgraded infotainment system for better convenience. Well, this is for sure, the manufacturer will not dissatisfy any of its buyers.
2017 VW Golf R – Main Power Production Unit
There is no doubt that 2017 VW Golf R will equip better and more powerful engine than its current model. According to one of the car experts, “Golf R is expected to bring its recent engine with upgraded features to offer more power and torque.”
It has been sourced out that 2017 Volkswagen Golf R will be equipped with 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine. The expected maximum power is considered as 292 hp and a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft. If it improves in its output, then this can produce up to 315 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
This will look so handy to receive a 6-speed automatic transmission system that can sprint the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds.
2017 VW Golf R – Price, Release Date, and Competitors
The price of the current model of Golf R is somewhere around $39,375. The new 2017 VW Golf R is likely getting a hike in its price to reach around $40,000.
This new 2017 Golf R is likely to face some challenges when it enters the market from two major rivals that include Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R.
With the update of its different part, this model is expected to get its release at the end of 2016. For the higher trim models, the release date might reach to mid-2017.