Motoring Reporter
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1 Jun 2018
8:52 am

Next Volkswagen Golf R could have 298kW of power

Motoring Reporter

Volkswagen says that production of its Golf 8 will start in Wolfsburg in June 2019.

Volkswagen is currently busy testing its eighth generation of the Golf which, according to Motor1, will begin production in June next year.

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With prototypes spotted testing, the German manufacturer is also readying its assembly with a huge $2.2-billion investment.

As it is with the current generation Golf, the eighth generation will feature a number of versions, including a hardcore Golf R hot hatch.

According to a report from Auto Express, the Golf R  will have 298kW from 2.0-litre turbo engine paired with a mild-hybrid technology using a 48-volt electric system.

That amount of power will be sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The information was confirmed to the British magazine by the brand’s sales and marketing boss, Jürgen Stackmann.