A new report out of Europe claims production of the Volkswagen Golf 8 will commence at the end of the third quarter of 2019.
According to Automotive News Europe, production of the eighth-generation Golf at VW’s Wolfsburg plant has been pushed back to September 2019. At the start of 2018, it was reported the first units would roll off the line in June.
So, why the delay? Well, as we’ve reported previously, VW’s engineers are dealing with a number of software glitches that derailed initial plans to reveal the new Golf in Frankfurt in September (instead, it seems likely the covers will come off in October).
Jürgen Stackmann, who heads up sales, marketing and after sales at VW’s passenger vehicle brand, recently revealed that Golf 8 sales were scheduled to start in Germany in the ninth calendar week of 2020 (which puts it late in February).
Automotive News Europe claims the new Golf will be offered with a digital key (allowing owners to unlock their vehicles via smartphone), as well as other high-tech features.
“The navigational and infotainment system alone has between 10 to 20 million lines of code, which is more than an entire car had 10 years ago,” a senior executive told the publication.
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