Volkswagen Golf has been with us since 1974 and during that time it has been sold in about 35 million copies through seven generations, currently being offered in more than 100 countries.
Bearing in mind the importance of the 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
The factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, will remain the most important for the production of the Golf, as more than 2,000 copies of this model are produced there daily.
Last year it was announced that the production of Golf 8 will start at the end of June 2019, while while we are waiting for an official promotion, these latest spy pictures are presented to us several test pieces. Cars are almost masked, since we have covered some details about front and rear lights.
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 50-70 kg lighter compared to the current Golf 7, while the boot volume will be increased to around 400 liters.
Also, there is a new infotainment system, head-up display, automatic braking, gesture control technology, digital instrument panel …
In terms of appearance, we should not even spend too much, here we could not expect any drastic differences from the established company design dictionary. Volkswagen is here to play safely and experiments simply can not be. It should be mentioned here that the tire will no longer have a three-track version and probably no caravan.
As far as the engine is concerned, gasoline engines are expected to have a 1.0-liter turbocharged, 1.5 and 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a new 1.5-liter diesel that will replace a 1.6-liter engine. There is also a 1.5 liter TGI Evo version with a natural gas drive.
There will be no more electric versions of the Golf because its new location will occupy a new electric hatchback Volkswagen I.D.
On the other hand, the hybrid supply will include Mild Hybrid (with a 12-volt and 48-volt electrical system) and a Plug-in Hybrid variant.
There will also be a sports Golf GTI with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol and a 48-volt el. system (with 265 hp and 300 hp in a stronger variant) and the Golf R that will have around 350 hp.
The GTI package will include larger alu wheels, aero package (front spoiler, thresholds, rear diffuser, rear roof spoiler …), front compression mask with red bumper and GTI logo, leather steering wheel with beveled bottom and red seams, as well as sports pedals and seats with a distinctive caravan pattern.