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.