The new-gen Volkswagen Golf has been shot by spies again with almost no disguise. It comes in 2020 after it official premiere in September 2019 in Frankfurt.
The iconic best-selling Golf will remain Volkswagen’s core product in its next iteration. It’ll sit on an improved version of the MQB platform and weigh up to 70kg (154lb) less than its predecessor thanks to lighter materials.
The 8-generation VW Gold has recently been spotted again. The test car seems to be longer and have smaller wheels, evolved front and rear including revised lights and new bumpers, refreshed hood (chrome trim around the bumper).
The car inside looks similar to the current Golf on the latest photos, except for a new gear selector. Volkswagen is going to rethink the interior design in full.
As informed, the next-generation model will be all-digital (excluding, may be, a steering wheel only). That means more software than ever before, up-to-date connectivity, media, navigation, driver assist systems.
VW promises to make the car a ‘benchmark for safety’. We expect at least a radar-guided cruise control and pedestrian detection to be available in standard.
One of the most significant changes will be a 48-volt mild hybrid system like on the latest Audi A8.
The manufacturer will simplify the motor range for the next Golf. The GTI and R versions will become 20 and 40.5 hp more powerful respectively. VW may also offer for the Mk8 a new 1.5-liter diesel engine instead of the current one with displacement of 1.6 liters.
There will be a new plug-in hybrid modification of the GTE, but no e-Golf due to a launch of the I.D. Neo BEV.