The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R will receive a new electric architecture as part of their design. VW recently released a detailed description of how this new architecture enables more digital functionality in the cockpit of these “charged” hatchbacks.
Moving to the eighth generation Golf platform means both the GTI and the Golf R will finally get the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display, which was previously available in other VW models. Two hot hatches have received a Digital Cockpit Pro version with a 10.25-inch reconfigurable display replacing the traditional instrument cluster.
Representatives of the brand noted that the graphics of the new tidy will be characteristic of the GTI and Golf R. By pressing the “View” button on the steering wheel, drivers can choose between several configurations. On-screen readings include a rev counter with two customizable readouts that can display boost pressure or power output.
The Golf R also received a special R-View add-on with a horizontal rev counter up to 8 (which corresponds to 8000 rpm) and many secondary indicators. These include boost pressure, gearbox temperature, torque, horsepower, g-meter, lap timer and AWD torque distribution.
In addition to the Digital Cockpit, the refreshed GTI and Golf R receive a 10.0-inch multimedia touchscreen and an optional head-up display. VW has also switched to capacitive touch panels for steering wheel controls as well as climate temperature and audio volume adjustments, similar to the recently released VW ID.4.
The refreshed GTI and Golf R are expected to go on sale in the United States later this year.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the hot hatch VW Golf GTI 2021 from the FineAuto team: