Volkswagen has revealed that the eighth-generation Golf will roll off the assembly lines at the Wolfsburg plant in 75 weeks from now.
Opening the calendar shows that it’s the last week of June, 2019, which means it will likely be shown to the public several months earlier, either at the Paris auto show this October (perhaps in pre-production concept form) and/or the Geneva motor show in March next year.
“In 75 weeks, the eighth generation of the bestseller in the compact segment is to roll off the production lines at Volkswagen’s main plant, in Wolfsburg, Europe’s largest car factory”, the German car firm announced during the ‘Golf 8 Supplier Summit’, held at the Volkswagen Arena.
Volkswagen has secured most suppliers, as 80 percent of them are already under contract for the current Golf, which is “as sign of considerable mutual loyalty”, according to the VW Board Member for Procurement, Ralf Brandstatter, which “creates a broad basis of trust and provides greater security for planning”.
Not much is known about the 2020 Volkswagen Golf so far, even with the sketch released by the firm, but it will probably span a larger wheelbase compared to its predecessor, and go through a mild diet on the way.
New technologies are almost a certainty, and previous reports spoke about semi-autonomous driving, which, if implemented, it would up the ante for other compact cars, including the Ford Focus, Renault Megane, Peugeot 308, and Opel/Vauxhall Astra.