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.