New-Gen VW Golf Tipped For 2019 Debut

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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  • Javier Novel

    Please shoot me!!! why every new Golf gen is worse than previous one!!! Why VW doesn’t take Mini or Fiat as an example? A golf mkI or mkII remastered would be a hit!!!

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Why VW doesn’t take Mini or Fiat as an example?
      C’mon, you expect someone to bite?
      Ooops, I just did….

  • klowik

    I wish it would look a bit radical and still retain the visibility.

  • j60dnl

    It’s a real shame that manufacturers chase this ‘corporate image’ look. Sure the Golf was always an evolving design but I believe that VW (and most others to be honest) have backed themselves into a design corner with their last few generations of cars. Where can they go from here? It’s a rather dull patch for automotive design.

  • Vesta12

    What happened to the face lift that was supposed to come out this year with the new engines?

  • 40 Roller

    I sure hope to **** that this is NOT the 2019 Golf. Looks like absolute ****!

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