According to the latest rumor flying the mill in Germany, Volkswagen is looking to hasten the introduction of the refreshed Golf compact best-seller, set to be released this March.
We last heard of the facelifted Golf coming to the attention of the wide worldwide audience sometimes later this year but it appears the dieselgate scandal might be a great incentive to rush the R&D department – as the Golf is not tipped for a March introduction. This month only has the Geneva Motor Show written on it and this means the popular compact hatch will be there to support the brand with its revised design. One of the most crucial novelties might be the introduction of full LED headlights – which have so far been used on the all-electric e-Golf. The cabin is also going to boast some modifications – updated materials and hues. There’s also word of the full digital instrument cluster taken from the Passat and offered as an option next to a head-up display. We could also imagine VW will be using the newest MIB infotainment system with a 9.2-inch configurable touchscreen and featuring enhanced voice control as the company has already hinted in through the e-Golf Touch concept introduced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
We also got word of Volkswagen ready to deliver afterwards the production version of the R400 concept. This one will use under the hood either the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the Golf R or maybe even the bigger 2.5-liter five-cylinder from the Audi RS3. The model is packing all wheel drive and could come with a power level of as much as 420 hp.