Volkswagen has announced the Golf R 400 concept will receive a production which will likely be out in 2016.

Volkswagen has announced the Golf R 400 concept will receive a production which will likely be out in 2016.

VW took the Beijing Motor Show by storm last year when they brought the radical Golf R 400 concept packing a 400 PS (294 kW) punch from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Since then, many reports emerged onto the web indicating the concept will actually receive a production version , and now VW Group powertrain chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser says "soon we will have the Golf R 400 - we will do this car." He went on to specify "we are in fact in development right now."

According to British magazine CAR , Volkswagen actually wants to increase the engine's output to as much as 420 PS (309 kW). There's no word about torque, but the concept had 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), with power sent to a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system via a six-speed DSG which will likely be replaced with something that hand handle the torque.

Despite the added power, it is believed the Golf R 420 (name not confirmed) will continue with the understated look just like the Golf GTI and Golf R, but with a new aerodynamic kit. It's also bound to receive bigger brakes to match the added oomph while additional hardware upgrades will be implemented to cope with the powerful engine.

Chances are the superhatch will be shown as early as September at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with deliveries kicking off late this year or early 2016. It's expected to cost less than €50,000 (Golf R is €39,000) in Germany and apparently won't be a limited-run model.

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Volkswagen Golf R400 production version confirmed, could be boosted to 420 PS