First sketch of Golf 8: changes in detail

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Just before the world premiere of the new VW Golf, we will see for the first time what the bestseller will look like. You do not have to worry about big surprises.

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Volkswagen shows a first sketch of the new Golf.
Volkswagen shows a first sketch of the new Golf.

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The eighth generation of the VW Golf is about to debut. Now, the Wolfsburgs have published for the first time an official drawing of the new edition of their bestseller. The shows: Golf remains golf. However, some details of the sketch have changed: The front has similarities with the Passat and the headlights are similar to those of the identity card 3. The rear wakes up at least in the profile memories of the Scirocco.

The features of the sedan remain as those of the classic wide C pillar. However, the front seems sharper, the flanks are more muscular. The dimensions remain essentially the same as the Golf VIIAt the beginning of the market in early 2020, there will be the first five-door, then the variant called Kombi should also be added. Three doors and convertibles are canceled.

While driving the eighth, Golf uses the relatively recent offer of its predecessor. The basic engine is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo with about 90 hp. The position as a top model will at least initially take the GTI with 180 kW / 245 hp. Cylinder deactivation and 48 volt hybridization guarantee low consumption. The supply of diesel engines is likely to be reduced, but more economical people can also choose natural gas training or rechargeable hybrids with generous electric autonomy.

Golf 8 celebrates its premiere in October

Technology in terms of support and networking systems is being modernized. In perspective, the Golf should be adapted to automated driving. The prices of the best-selling car in Europe for years continue to start below the threshold of 20,000 euros, The world premiere celebrates the eighth generation of the VW Golf on October 24, 2019.

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