Volkswagen Gives Us A Glimpse Of 2020 Golf Mk8

Volkswagen has published a new teaser of the eighth-generation Golf during the recent Volkswagen Brand Annual Session in Wolfsburg.

As a teaser from the start of the year indicated, the Mk8 Golf will adopt a sharper and more aggressive shape than the outgoing model. Teased here in three-door guise, we can see the Golf will have thin headlights, a sharp C-pillars, a rear spoiler and a design line running along the sides from the headlights to the taillights.

This sketch doesn’t just offer a glimpse of the new model’s overhauled front fascia, but confirms our suspicions about alleged spy shots of the new Golf published in October. These images set the internet abuzz, but we always suspected they were too good to be true. This sketch previews different headlights, confirming that those pictures were tampered with.

The car manufacturer made the unusual move of announcing that production of the Mk8 Golf will commence in June 2019 at the start of this year. While that still remains the case, a slide presented during the Volkswagen Brand Annual Session shows that the new Golf won’t actually premiere until the third quarter of next year, just a few weeks ahead of the production-spec VW I.D. hatch.

Based on recent reports, the new Golf will have a slightly larger wheelbase than the current model, allowing it to target buyers of more premium hatchbacks. Additionally, Volkswagen will reportedly outfit the car with a selection of semi-autonomous features and offer at least one mild-hybrid powertrain. The range-topping Golf R will also benefit from a jump in power.

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  • Six_Tymes

    yeah well, ill admit that sparse outline sketch is pretty cool

    • Mike anonymous

      I’m expecting it to take styling cues from the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept, (Shown Below) NOT to be confused with the “Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept “ or the “Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept“. All of which are cool concepts.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14e8d647aa3b804d867335e95327135ccde85c4d784fab28994426ebe914ec4a.png

      I’ve got high hopes for this next Golf.

      • Marty

        And it looks like the front will take clues from the ID Vizzion concept which will be a bit of a new direction.

  • scjeff
  • Six Thousand Times

    And I was kind of hoping they’d learnt how to rake a backlight.

    • performante

      >Learnt

      Oh, the irony.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Proper English English actually. Look it up, G.I. Joe!

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    3 door hatches are surprisingly still a thing

  • Matthijs

    Probably again a lot of sketches, teasers, spy shots, official camouflaged models, test drives in a pre-production model (camouflaged), official presentation, static video introduction etc etc… VAG’s marketing department is doing over hours lately (see Skoda Scala) and every magazine and website is eager to bite (being treated with a lot of nice trips..)

  • SteersUright

    Waiting gen after gen for the first good looking Gti and R and they have yet to arrive so I have yet to purchase. Like the WRX & Sti, the bodywork of the performance Golf models should be flared out a bit and look the part. Hopefully they finally will this go around.

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