The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R will have a new electric architecture as part of their designs. VW recently released an in-depth look at the capabilities of this new architecture that enables more digital functionality in the cabs of these hot hatchbacks.

The switch to the eighth generation Golf platform means that both the GTI and the Golf R will finally get the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Display, which has been available in other VW models for some time. The two Hot Hatches get the Digital Cockpit Pro version with a 10.25-inch reconfigurable screen that replaces the traditional instrument cluster.

The graphic layout is specific to the GTI and the Golf R, noted VW. By pressing the View button on the steering wheel, the driver can choose between several configurations. The standard layout includes a tachometer flanked by two customizable gauges that can show boost pressure or power.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf R also gets a model-specific R-View with a horizontal rev counter up to 8 (corresponds to 8,000 rpm), shift lights for DSG-equipped models and many secondary displays. These include boost pressure, transmission temperature, torque, power, a g-meter, lap timer and the torque distribution of the all-wheel drive.

In addition to the digital cockpit, the 2022 GTI and the Golf R have a 10.0-inch touchscreen and an optional head-up display. VW has also switched to capacitive touchpads for steering wheel controls as well as temperature and volume, similar to the recently launched ID.4 electric car. You also get 30 color options for the ambient lighting.

Both the GTI and the Golf R are slated to hit the US market this year. VW removes the standard Golf from its US program and leaves only the two performance models.


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