Volkswagen only recently started dropping teaser images of the 2020 Golf Mk8, despite the car being in an advanced testing phase.
Nonetheless, it appears that it was already spied testing somewhere in South Africa, and with no camouflage on mind you. So, could we be really be looking at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf? Or is the internet trying to play tricks on us with a doctored CGI video?
Let’s see, first of all, this alleged VW Golf Mk8 appears to have fresh front and rear end designs. Only it rides very close to the asphalt, and sits on a set of very large wheels. Of course, it could be either the GTI or the R in an early form, but it could also be a very good tuning job from a private owner. Or a heavily edited video meant to fool viewers. Thus, until we have official confirmation, we’ll take it with a massive grain of salt for now.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen continues testing the Golf Mk8, and they’re probably doing a better job at hiding its design than this video suggests. It will enter production next June, and is said to celebrate its actual premiere in the third quarter of 2019.
Besides the reworked exterior and interior, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf will have a slightly longer wheelbase than the car it replaces. This automatically translates into a more spacious cabin, with the automaker likely focusing on improving rear legroom.
The quality of plastics and other materials is expected to go up, while the ultra-popular compact car could also get semi-autonomous driving features and mild-hybrid powertrains.
*Update – a second video showing the car has been found and shared on social media
H/T to Sherwyn!