For example, there have been past rumors a hybridized performance version is in the works with upwards of 402 hp. If so, it’s not expected to arrive any time before 2023. Still, we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves here because the new Golf R isn’t planned to go on sale until sometime later next year. It deserves to have time in the spotlight before it’s potentially upstaged.
Pricing for the 2022 Golf R has not been announced, but it certainly won’t be any cheaper than the outgoing generation’s $40,000 base price. A Golf R Plus variant (and even a hybrid, for that matter) could interfere with sales for the overseas-only Audi RS3 Sportback, a situation VW Group intends to avoid.