The compact will be underpinned by VW’s new MQB modular platform, which will allow it to shed around 100 lbs (50 kg). This will be only one of the moves that will allow the car to offer a boost in terms of efficiency, with a range of state-of-the-art engines being another one.
Oil burning lovers will enjoy a TDI range, while those who prefer petrol will be happy to dream of the hot GTI and R versions, which will ditch the EA112 two-liter turbo four in favor of the new EA888 powerplant. In addition to that, all-wheel drive will no longer just be offered on the R go-fast version, but also on mid-range engines. Subsequently, VW will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the car.