- Production-ready prototypes of the new VW Golf are undergoing final testing.
- Slated to break cover later this year.
The Volkswagen Golf has been one of the most iconic hatchbacks to roll out of Wolfsburg with over 35 million (350 lakh) units built till date. Entering into its eight-generation now, the new Golf has been officially teased by the German carmaker while undergoing final rounds of testing in a production-ready body wrapped in a black and white disguise.
The Mk8 Golf enters in to “era of electrified drives, a digitalised and connected interior world, assisted driving and online-based functions and services”, says Volkswagen. Meanwhile, Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design, says the new Golf will “be a genuine eye-catcher”. Although the camouflage doesn’t give out design information, we know that there will be a whole new design for the Golf. It will also carry over evolutionary styling from the previous generation. Also, with the new Golf, Volkswagen will debut their new logo.
The silhouette remains instantly recognizable but we don’t have any details about the dimensions of the new Golf at the moment. We surely know that the hatchback has grown in dimension, freeing more space on the inside. The cabin, as seen on spy images before, will get a new floating touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and a thoroughly modern dashboard layout. Engine options might be carried over from the previous models including the hybrid ones.
The expected date of the reveal hasn’t been divulged yet, but the much-awaited new-gen Golf is speculated to break cover in October at the earliest. The other body styles and versions like the station wagon, GTI and R trims will follow later. Stay tuned to CarWale for more details.