The Golf R has since a long time ago been a firm favourite among petrolheads all over the globe and, as of late, has surpassed the Golf GTI in the UK. This monstrous level of popularity can be brought down to three key components – performance, practicality and cost. After the old Mk7 Golf R surprised the motoring scene –will the new Mk8 have the option to satisfy hopes?

The features are promising – VW’s new flagship Golf will produce 329bhp from a turbocharged 2-litre unit, which ought to propel the car from 0 to 60 in around 4.5 seconds (0.7 seconds faster than the Mk7). The new Golf R will likewise be fitted with the equivalent Haldex four-wheel-drive framework as the older model, despite the fact that there are rumours about another ‘Drift Mode’, a capacity recently observed on the Mercedes A45 AMG and the (presently old) Focus RS.

0 to 60 in around 4.5 seconds (0.7 seconds faster than the Mk7)

This pricing of the new Golf hasn’t yet been confirmed, either. The new Golf’s boot is actually equivalent to in the past model hence still undeniably more substantial than opponents, for example, the Ford Focus and the Mercedes A-Class. It has been affirmed that the new Golf R will be offered with 5 door variants.

The new Golf is expected to hit the dealerships towards the end of the year.