Published on January 20th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Golf 8 will arrive this year
The next-generation Volkswagen Golf has been given a total investment of £1.6 billion. This Mk8 model will be the best Golf ever in every area and will give the new Mercedes A-Class and BMW 1 Series a real run for their money.
The first cars are due to roll off the production line at the firm’s flagship Wolfsburg plant 75 weeks from now which is in June 2019. According to Ralf Brandstätter VW Group Board Member for Procurement, the launch of Golf 8 next year is on par with the introduction of the firm’s I.D electric cars in terms of importance.
Karlheinz Hell, Volkswagen’s small car boss, said: “The next Golf will take Volkswagen into the era of fully connected vehicles with extended autonomous driving functions. It will have more software on board than ever before. It will always be online and its digital cockpit and assistance systems will be the benchmark in terms of connectivity and safety.”
The Golf will undergo its biggest transformation in 43 years for the next generation as the German brand prepares to roll out hybrid technology, slim down the model line-up and completely revamp the interior design. Volkswagen’s next Golf will also feature a “revolution” in its cabin, the company’s chief of design has promised. It will continue to be based on the current car’s MQB platform, and will feature many of its same engines and transmissions and this level of continuity has allowed VW to focus on other areas.