VW Golf 8 (VIII) will make its debut in 2017

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2014

According to the latest reports from the German media, Volkswagen will introduce the new Golf 8 (VIII) in 2017. Just like the Passat B8, the new Golf 8 will arrive with a brand new design and will look quite different when compared with the model it replaces.

Auto motor und sport says that the eight-generation Golf will be wider, lower, will feature a new stylish front grille as well as redesigned headlights and taillights. For the first time, the Golf will receive a heads-up display but also the MirrorLink, which were available on larger models.

MirrorLink allows the driver to use their smartphone applications found on their smartphones via the touchscreen display located on the dashboard.

Volkswagen will continue to use the MQB platform that underpins the current generation and other models build by the company such as the Audi A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia.

Fuel consumption will also drop due to the fact that the eight-generation Golf will be lighter (-50 kgs) but also thanks to the new eight-cylinder turbodiesel engine that was introduced on the Polo and on the new Skoda Fabia.

Regarding the safety, Volkswagen will offer new systems that will debut on the 2015 Passat such as automatic braking with pedestrian recognition but also automatic parking.

Topics: vw, vw golf, hatchback

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Ever since the Regera premiered in 2016, Koenigsegg has been firm about increasing its coverage around the globe. Part of the idea was to ask its employees in Angelholm to...
by - February 21, 2017
There is no harm in admitting that both the conventional and the hybrid versions of the Lexus LC 500 are real stunners when it comes to its exterior styling. Even...
by - February 21, 2017
Jaguar is placing three new Ingenium engines on the F-Pace crossover, XF saloon and XE sedan for the 2018 model year. According to Jaguar’s recent announcement, the updates will also...
by - February 21, 2017
After Volkswagen snagged Toyota’s crown as the world’s best-selling automaker, there’s no stopping the Japanese manufacturer from dominating the hybrid arena. As of January 31st , Toyota’s increasing global unit...
by - February 21, 2017
There is no denying that the performance versions of the Jaguar F-Type and the Land Rover Range Rover are definitely hot – both in terms of looks and road dynamics....
by - February 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries