Good things come to those who wait, seems to be Volkswagen’s slogan when it comes to the development of the Golf Mk8.
Announced for 2019, with production to kick off next summer, the all-new Golf needs to set the bar even higher and maintain its status as a point of reference within the segment.
This is why designing the new sheet metal, which will bring it in line with the brand’s latest vehicles, is a tough job as it must be new, yet instantly recognizable as a Golf. Still, we expect to see some cues from the brand’s latest design language, as seen in the Arteon four-door coupe and Touareg SUV, as well as the smaller T-Roc crossover.
On the other hand, VW always goes for evolution instead of revolution for its most popular model, so we guess that Kleber Silva’s render that sees the upcoming Golf getting a huge grille from the Arteon isn’t close to what we should expect from the finished item.
In order to up the ante for its direct rivals, such as the Ford Focus, the 2020 Golf will adopt new technologies. A semi-autonomous system is expected to be one of them, which will ease driving through congested traffic.
So far, Volkswagen has managed to keep most features a secret, but with its unveiling date fast approaching, we will definitely see more of it in the months to come, both in prototypes form testing out in the wild as well as various renderings trying to guess what the popular hatch will look like.