Volkswagen needs to think how it will approach the Golf Mk8, especially after the cheating emissions scandal.
If AutoBild’s sources are correct, then the German automaker still has three years to come up with a final design for the popular compact car and to test the platform, engine lineup, and technology before lifting the veils off its body.
The race to come up with a new look is still on, and designers have reportedly readied two ideas for the brand’s execs to choose from, under a new slogan: “Making quality visible“. The first pattern apparently has a modern approach, while the other one focuses on classic lines, so taking a final decision is anything but easy.
Volkswagen’s next generation Golf will continue the weight-losing trend and it’s expected to shed between 35 and 70 kilograms (77-154 lbs) compared to the current model. It will ride on a longer wheelbase, which will create additional space in the cabin, and the long list of equipment should include a digital instrument cluster, head-up display and a large touchscreen. Moreover, the upcoming model is also believed to adopt autonomous driving technology once it will be ready for market launch, in 2019.
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