Yesterday Volkswagen unveiled its long-awaited 8th generation Golf in Wolfsburg. Expect it on the market in December 2019.
It is the first Volkswagen Golf with five hybrid versions (eTSI and plug-in hybrid), with ever-higher level of digitalization and safety, intuitive and intelligent.
The Golf 8 is also the first Volkswagen with the Car2X Communication infrastructure (warns against hazards on anticipatory basis).
The new Golf makes sustainable mobility accessible to many people. Almost all displays and controls are digital. A windshield head-up display is optional.
The Golf’s systems are linked to each other and connected to the outside world via an online connectivity unit (OCU).
The 48V technology makes its debut on this VW Golf. It forms the eTSI mild-hybrid drive which comprises a belt starter generator, 48-volt lithium-ion battery and the latest TSI engines.
Efficiency rises by 10% (according to WLTP test). There are three eTSI power output options: 110 hp (81 kW), 130 hp (96 kW) and 150 hp (110 kW).
Two plug-in hybrid versions with a new 13-kWh battery will be available too: one with a 204-hp (150 kW) powertrain and a GTE delivering 245 hp (180 kW). The electric-only range reaches 37 miles (60 km).
The new Volkswagen Golf’s drive options also include gasoline (petrol) TSI, diesel TDI and natural gas TGI engines.
There are two 4-cylinder petrol engines with 90 hp (66 kW) and 110 hp (81 kW), two 4-cylinder diesel ones with 115 hp (85 kW) and 150 hp (110 kW), as well as a TGI with 130 hp (96 kW). Comsumption values are lower than the predecessor’s.