Bearing in mind the importance of Golf for the entire VW Group, it is not surprising that the company in the new Golf 8 invested as much as 1.8 billion euros.
Earlier this year it was announced that the production of Golf 8 starts at the end of June 2019, and now the Germans have published a new teaser drawing.
The Golf 8 will be based on the VW’s MQB platform, and as stated by German sources, the car will be more practical, more powerful, more economical and more spacious, with more upmarket interior and better quality materials. Also, according to some earlier information, the Golf 8 will be somewhat longer and wider, but also about 70 kg lighter compared to the current Golf 7, while the volume of the boot will be increased to 400 liters.
In terms of looks, however, there should not be any significant difference in relation to the established company design vocabulary, because Volkswagen is playing it safe and experiments will not be there. It should be mentioned here that there will no longer be a triple version in the tire.
As far as the engine is concerned, gasoline engines are expected to have a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder 1.5 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a new 1.5-liter diesel that will replace the current 1.6-liter engine.
There will be no full electric versions of the Golf because its new electric hatchback Volkswagen I.D will take its place.
On the other hand, the hybrid offer will include Mild Hybrid (with a 48-volt electrical system) and a Plug-in Hybrid variant.
There will also be a sports Golf GTI (with 250 hp) and a Golf R that will have around 350 hp.
Also, there is a new infotainment system, head-up display, automatic braking, gesture control technology, digital instrument panel … Source: Volkswagen