Volkswagen has released a fresh batch of images of the new Golf 8, revealing elements of the exterior and interior of the upcoming eighth-generation hatchback.
Set to be fully revealed on October 24, the new Golf will again be produced at the company’s plant in Wolfsburg.
One of the official images shows the Golf from the front three-quarter angle, while another sketch depicts it from head on, alongside the previous seven generations of the nameplate. There’s also a sketch of the cabin, which suggests a fairly uncluttered design with plenty of digital elements.
VW says the new Golf will feature "more digitalisation and connectivity than ever before, packed with innovations and sporting a highly expressive design".
“In the new model, the strengths that have made the Golf a worldwide best-seller have been further perfected. In addition to the new range of efficient engines, further enhanced suspension technology provides a boost in terms of agility," the German firm said in a press release accompanying the images.
“The new Golf is also a trendsetter in terms of its digitalised and connectivity-oriented interior world, its assisted driving features and its online-based functions and services.
“Its exterior design is more dynamic than ever before, and yet it is instantly recognisable as a Golf from all sides. On the inside, fresh colours and fabrics define the look of the new compact model, as well as a new digital cockpit.”
VW says the new Golf will hit initial markets in December 2019.
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