The 8th-generation Volkswagen Golf will be unveiled at the Wolfsburg headquarters on 24 October, 2019. Meanwhile, two official sketches have been released, which preview the model exterior and interior.
VW promises the Golf‘s design will be “more dynamic than ever before”. As we can see, the next-gen car comes with revised front bumper and a grille, as well as headlights with a thin light strip across the front.
Changes inside are more significant: incorporated physical controls and air vents, a central touchscreen flowing on from the digital instrument display.
A “new digital cockpit” claimed by the automaker means the Volkswagen Golf will benefit from new technologies and provide more digitalization, connectivity, online services, driver assist features.
The manufacturer renews the engine lineup too. It will include a conventional 1.5-liter TSI ACT unit, a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine, possibly not turbocharged, but assisted by a starter/generator motor; new 1.5-liter and 2.0 TDI diesels and even a 1.5-liter TGI Evo natural gas mill.
Engines will be mated with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, depending on a trim level. Both front- and optional 4Motion four-wheel drive will be available.
Moreover, the model will get a new suspension technology, 12-volt and 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains, as well as two plug-in hybrid ones, including a GTE version with either 204 hp or 244 hp.
It is important, that the Golf Mk8 will have levels of fuel-saving technology and autonomous driving.
Volkswagen implifies the model’s range withdrawing a three-door hatch and a wagon.
The next Golf will offer more space for occupants and cargo and use more lightweight materials. It will ride on an updated variant of the MQB platform.
The new VW Golf goes on sale in Europe early next year.
Upper photo: the current 2017 Volkswagen Golf