According to the latest rumors, the eighth generation 2019 VW Golf will arrive by the end of 2019, bringing a numerous of changes.
Germany’s Auto Bild has come up with some new details about the next generation VW Golf. According to aforementioned source, the Golf VIII will have a sleeker front end and sharper taillights, while the “Golf” lettering will be moved to the center of the tailgate in the same vein as the Arteon. Riding on an evolution of the flexible MQB platform, the Golf VIII is expected to feature more space inside the cabin and in the trunk as well as to lose anywhere between 35 to 70 kilograms, depending on version.
Regarding the interior, the base model will come as standard with an all-digital instrument cluster and tri-dimensional head-up display with support for gesture controls as an alternative to touch inputs.
The all new Golf will also feature an array of hi-tech features, such as a clever digital key able to learn the driver’s preferences and behavior behind the wheel and fully autonomous parking.
Speaking of powertrains, VW is setting the trend towards the electrification of petrol engines, so a mild hybrid system is set to be implemented. The top of the range all-wheel-drive R model is expected be boosted to 350 hp, the Golf GTI up to 250 horsepower, while GTE version will receive more power (220 hp) and an extended electric range (50 km).
Renderings: Auto Bild