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Old 01-23-2019, 03:54 PM
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So far, MK7.5 >>>> MK8.
Not sure on the Arteon styled front end, or the more rounded look.
I can't tell with the black car but the differences appear to be pretty tiny, especially out back. VW isn't likely to make a giant shift in design for anything Golf related, I bet the guts of it will be marginally different too as in it'll likely still have some 1.8T/2.0T motor, a TDI option (in Europe), an eGolf similar to what's there now, etc...all riding on a MQB platform.
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Good chances on that. Just form these (pre-production?) shots, it looks a bit rounder & less aggressive than the MK7.5.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:14 PM
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Good chances on that. Just form these (pre-production?) shots, it looks a bit rounder & less aggressive than the MK7.5.
The non-GTI/R versions of even the mk7.5 Golf look about as aggressive as a carebear.
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Truth, I guess I'm just accustomed to overlooking the plebian-trims & only really notice the GTI/R around here.
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The front end looks so sleepy
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The front end looks so sleepy
I thought the article I saw said there were stickers on it to mask some details. Maybe that’s why it looks weird.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:19 PM
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I'm seeing those stickers now, but not fully convinced that they're the reason why.

It just has a squished looking fascia. A-Class-itis, if you will. The hood slopes down a lot and abruptly (considering how short it is in length) while the headlights are both low and small

It looks like someone with a fivehead who's high off their ass
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https://www.motor1.com/news/303772/v...gti-no-hybrid/

As we are approaching the world reveal of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, it’s understandable why more and more reports are emerging about the spicy Grand Tourer Injection expected to go on sale in 2020. According to Autocar, former VW Group chairman Matthias Müller was eager to electrify the Golf 8 GTI, but his successor, Herbert Diess, sees things differently. Ultimately, the hot hatch from Wolfsburg will do without the hybrid setup and will stick to the tried-and-tested formula: evolution rather than revolution.

In other words, the Golf GTI in its eighth iteration will feature the same turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine available in today’s car, but output will grow to 252 horsepower for the standard model. The GTI Performance will allegedly be replaced by a new GTI TCR with 286 hp on tap, which would be exactly the same as the namesake model recently launched in Europe. The horsepower gain will be complemented by a torque bump over the current 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm), respectively.

Not only will the Golf GTI carry over the 2.0 TSI, but the six-speed manual gearbox and the seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic will also be inherited from the outgoing model. The mild hybrid setup originally planned for the car with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine working together with an electric motor and the 48V electrical architecture has been ditched, says Autocar. The lesser versions of the Golf will employ this hybrid arrangement, but with a 1.5-liter TSI for the gasoline-fueled models and a 2.0-liter TDI for the diesels.

VW has already announced plans to kick off production of the new Golf in June, and sources close to the matter have told Autocarthe official reveal is scheduled for this summer. Plot twist: “The GTI is likely to join it at that event,” according to the report.
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So...a minor change as expected then. I bet the GTI performance doesn't cross the pond either.
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Unlikely, even though I imagine it would sell well, for those that don't want to shell out GolfR money.
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Unlikely, even though I imagine it would sell well, for those that don't want to shell out GolfR money.
The TCR, which is the performance model now, isn't a ton cheaper than the Golf R...
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True, but I imagine the MK8 R to get an MSRP increase.
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VW GTI Cup

https://carbuzz.com/news/2020-volksw...today-s-golf-r

Earlier this month we learned Volkswagen ultimately decided to ditch a hybrid powertrain for its next-generation Golf GTI hot hatch, due to premiere next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Instead, VW is sticking with the status quo by offering an updated version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four available in today’s GTI. And, of course, it’ll be more powerful, as we also previously reported.

Another earlier piece of information claimed that VW will offer an even more extreme GTI variant, called the TCR, though it’ll be less powerful than the next Golf R. A new report from Car Magazine, however, clarifies what this new trim will officially be called: GTI Cup, which is inspired by the current GTI TCR, a three-door, overseas only limited edition GTI good for 286 hp. That’s only 10 hp shy of the Golf R’s output.

Apparently, VW feels there’s a market for an in-between model so it’s making it a permanent thing. The GTI Cup will not be limited edition and will boast a number of exterior upgrades as well. Some of these include an extreme aero kit, lower ride height, fatter wheels, bigger brakes, and a differential lock.

Output is said to still be around 286 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. And here’s the best part: VW will remove the top speed limiter chip for an extra fee. Instead of the typical 155 mph maximum speed, that figure will increase to 166 mph. Even the current Golf R has a 155 mph top speed.

The report also notes the next Golf R will also be more powerful, which we already knew. Expect at least 328 hp and 295 lb-ft sent to all four wheels through the familiar seven-speed dual-clutch. But the big news here is really the existence of the new GTI Cup. It’ll not only cost less than the Golf R, but will also weigh less too because it lacks an AWD system. Although we won’t know specifics for several months, its power-to-weight-ratio could be best in class and maybe, just maybe, challenge the Honda Civic Type R to a certain Nurburgring record.
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