The next generation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI will become a hybrid

The next generation of the Volkswagen Golf GTI will get extra performance and fuel economy improvements thanks to the hybrid powerplant.

It is reported that the hatchback will continue to use a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders, but it will be supplemented by an electric motor. True, it should be noted that the hybrid system used, it is unlikely, will allow to drive exclusively on electricity, but will add overall performance, while allowing to save fuel. It is expected that this will be the most powerful model in the history of the Golf GTI. The power should be about 260 hp.

The base of the novelty will be the well-known MQB platform with a number of improvements. Among the most important of them is now known about the more active use of lightweight materials, which allow to reduce the dry mass of the hatchback by about 50 kg. European sales of the new Volkswagen Golf GTI will begin in 2020.