It’s Official: 2019 VW Golf Mk8 Entering Production June Next Year

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.

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  • carlbolt

    Still it’ll come to the US after 2025.

    • Six_Tymes

      lol

    • You are very optimistic…hehehe…

  • Bo Hanan

    Do they not redesign this car every 3 weeks? I swear the current generation has only been out for 2 years.

    • Six_Tymes

      its smart of them to recognize they need new soon, and make plans now to produce new before the competition keeps stealing more and more sales from that segment. because the competition is eating away at their sales figures.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      Mk 7 came out in 2012 with the facelifted Mk 7.5 coming out a just over a year ago.

  • alexxx

    We know it will look bland….so don’t bother with camouflages 😂

  • NoSnarkHere
  • Yawn…!

    Let me guess…. looks just like the last one…

    • Six Thousand Times

      If it ain’t broke…

      • Yawn…!

        It’s broke… mine left me on the side of the road….

        • Six Thousand Times

          Your Golf broke down due to monotonous styling? That’s a new one!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Gotta be Geneva.

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