The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf has been snapped without any camouflage during a recent commercial shoot for the car.
The images that were sent to us by an eagle-eyed reader, were apparently (briefly) posted on the Instagram page of _adrianmay. They show the Golf Mk8 painted in the same color as recent prototypes and confirm that the many renderings previewing the latest Golf’s design have been accurate.
The most significant alteration made to the rear of the eighth-gen Golf are the new taillights which are certainly more aggressive than those of the outgoing model. In addition, we can see chrome accents around the tailpipes and two horizontal reflectors on either side of the license plate cut-out. Only a single, low-resolution photo of the new Golf’s front end is available, but it reveals newly-shaped taillights and an overhauled lower grille area with accents painted in the same shade as the rest of the car.
Beyond the exterior modifications, the interior of the new VW Golf will also be a significant upgrade over the current car. For example, there will be a fully-digital gauge cluster and a large touchscreen for the infotainment system in the center of the console. The new Golf will also support over-the-air updates, which has made VW ensure the car’s software remains safe from cyberattacks. As a result, it’s quite complex; ee’re told that the new car features 100 million lines of code, versus the 10 million needed by a new car a decade ago.
Volkswagen was originally expected to unveil the Mk8 Golf at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show, but that launch has allegedly been pushed back until October.
Thanks to Marco F. for the pictures!