The the new Volkswagen GTI and Golf R can still feel new cars here in the US, but VW is already preparing an update to the regular Golf in Europe. We all know that what applies to the Golf, we will see transferred to it GTI and Golf Rinterior design spy shots this test car is very intriguing.

Volkswagen heard complaints about him latest infotainment system/center panel design million times from all corners of the internet at the moment and the mentioned infotainment system seems to be a big change in these spy photos. A new, much larger screen is now mounted on the dashboard, replacing the smaller screens available on current Golf variants. Underneath the screen are the touch-sensitive sliders we already know and despise on the GTI and Golf R. However, it’s unclear if VW has fixed the worst part of them in these spy shots: the lack of backlighting at night.

The touch-sensitive sliders for the volume and temperature controls on the modern GTI and Golf R are located on a piano black panel and, contrary to all common sense, do not light up at night. This makes it impossible to find two of the most important controls in the car’s user interface when driving at night, which is such a strange oversight by Volkswagen. Since these spy photos were taken during the day with the car turned off, we don’t know if these touch sliders have a backlight, but we hope they do.

As for the rest of the interior, everything is as usual. The same touch-sensitive quick access buttons are below the large touchscreen, and the beard trimmer switch is unchanged. We can pretty much ignore the exterior, since the US won’t be getting the basic Golf pictured here.

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