New Volkswagen Golf Mk8 2019
All-new Volkswagen Golf set for production in June 2019
The new Volkswagen Golf has been caught testing by photographers before it enters full production in summer. The car has been spotted seemingly completely without camouflage, so we can see all the details of VW’s latest version of its most popular model. After production begins, the new Golf is likely to go on sale before the end of 2019.
While the new car may look familiar, it has undergone some thorough changes. It appears to be longer than the current model, which will be good for passenger and boot space, while the front and rear of the car have both evolved. The nose looks lower than ever before, with slimmer, differently shaped eight-sided headlights and new lower bumpers. Meanwhile, the bonnet features some interesting new design creases. There’s a lot of chrome trim around the bumper too. At the rear, the bumper and taillights are both new, and the latter features LED indicators. It’s understood a Golf badge will be fitted on the wide bootlid, similar to the Volkswagen Arteon and SEAT Leon.
Inside, Volkswagen has made similar efforts to keep the new car’s dashboard design under wraps; the interior of the test car in our spy shots is as found in the current Golf, save for a new gear selector for its automatic gearbox. However, we do know that the Golf will boast a total design rethink inside, though, both from an aesthetic and technological viewpoint.
VW has already said that the Golf mk8 will be the first of its cars to be fully online. In fact, the company mentions that the only analogue aspect of the car will be the steering wheel - everything else will be digital. That means all models will feature the Active Info Display in front of the driver, showing lots of driving, media and navigation information, plus lots of other technology including state-of-the-art connectivity. It’ll have more software than any other previous Golf.