It is without a doubt said that the next VW Golf is going to be a very important
car for Volkswagen industries, and they are trying to put everything together
for this to be amazing.
The Volkswagen golf is about to hit its biggest transformation in their 43 years
of existance with new upcoming car which comes with hybrid technology, the
newest and amazing interior designe, and is about to slim down the model line-
By the words of company`s chief of design Volkswagen will feature a
„revolution“ in it`s cabin. According to them it is necessary to be „ready for the
next generation of connectivity and digitisation“, and this is pretty much the
reason why they wanted to rethink on the looks of the car`s cabin. They said
that it is basically a total digital environment and that the only analouge aspect
is literally the steering wheel. That means that a development of the current
Golf`s fully digital instrument panel is likely to be standard across the range,
instead of being an option for higher-end versions.
Images thanks to autoexpress.co.uk
Golf Mk8 is going to be avalibe for sale by 2020. It will continue to be based on
the current car`s MQB platform, and a lot of it`s engines and transmissions will
stil be featured – so this kind of continuity will allow VW to focus on other
areas. It is also belived that in the future, electric cars will take the most
attention, and that it will remain a core product in the next generation.
The arrival of the next Golf – previewed in our exclusive images – will coincide
with the roll-out of Volkswagen’s I.D. electric car family, which begins with the
Golf-sized I.D. hatchback. However, boss Herbert Diess has said that despite
the aggressive EV offensive, which will see at least five dedicated battery-
powered VWs launch by 2025, the next Golf remains the brand’s focus.
VW will use an updated version of the MQB chassis for the next-generation
hatch, which is expected to shed up to 70kg due to the use of more lightweight
materials. The shape or indeed the exterior of the Golf won’t change
dramatically, but a more svelte front end with a lower bonnet and sleeker LED
headlamps will feature, as our images show. More changes are evident at the
rear, where the Golf will get more squared-off shoulders, while Golf lettering
will appear beneath the VW badge for the first time, similar to the new Arteon.
As well as offering petrol and diesel engines, the next Golf will be the first VW
to feature mild hybrid technology, thanks to the adoption of a 48-volt electric
system on at least some variants.
Then probably further ahead it will also be in smaller segments.” In the face of
the VW emissions scandal and rising cost of diesel technology, mild hybrid
powertrains will offer a cleaner alternative to diesel with similar levels of
efficiency. Conventional powertrains will remain with a new 1.5-litre four-
cylinder turbo petrol engine being joined by a new 1.5 diesel, which will replace
the current 1.6.
Variants such as the GTI and R will benefit from performance boosts, with
power up to 250bhp and 350bhp respectively. The plug-in hybrid GTE will also
be offered, but the e-Golf won’t make it to another generation due to the
arrival of the I.D. family, Diess confirmed.