It’s Official: 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 Isn’t Coming To Frankfurt Motor Show

Confirming earlier rumors and reports about the all-new and all-important, eighth generation Golf skipping the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show next week, Volkswagen has told CarScoops that it won’t be bringing the hatch to Germany’s largest motoring event.

“The new Golf will not be presented at the IAA, there will be another event soon”, a Volkswagen spokesperson told us. It seems that the Germans want to put the focus on the equally important, ID.3 electric hatch that will be revealed in production guise in Frankfurt.

Should they want to meet the deadline and deliver the first units of the Golf Mk8 by the end of the year, then that event will probably be hosted shortly after Frankfurt. CarScoops understands that the 2020 Golf reveal will likely happen in October.

Also Read: New 2020 VW Golf GTI Makes Spy Debut With Visible Sporty Bits

The eighth-generation Golf has been out and about for months now, appearing not only in a multitude of spy shots in camouflage, but also revealing its evolutionary design while filming for a commercial. The biggest changes compared to the outgoing model are at the two ends, with restyled lighting units, bumpers, hood and grille.

For the interior, Volkswagen has chosen a more minimalist approach that brings a two-layer dashboard with less physical buttons, as well as reshaped and relocated air vents and a new center console. The infotainment system and digital instrument cluster will likely become standard features in, if not all, most grades.

The engine lineup will consist of the usual gasoline, diesel and CNG units, as well as 48V mild-hybrids. A plug-in hybrid version is also expected, with an electric range of up to 80 km (50 miles), whereas at the top of the range will be the GTI and R hot hatches.


  • Carenthusiast

    That’s not new news, is it? It’s ID launch for Frankfurt so why would they reveal Golf at the same time?

  • dumblikeyou2

    Is that a full LED strip that runs along the top of the grille from headlight to headlight? Are they really going to do that?
    Is that the updated VW logo as well?

    • carlbolt

      No, that top LED strip is only the headlight’s length, it runs to the side, they covered most of it with black tape.

  • Baeyoung ❂

    Too much hype for this thing…just launch it asap…

  • Toronado_II

    I would be shy me too…

  • charlotteharry57

    Despite the sales success over the many years, if the ID.3 takes off, especially in Europe, I’d say that the Golf is headed into a dark tunnel with no light at the other end.

    • MJ Coffey

      It won’t be taking off anytime soon. There’s the E-Golf already – which is a mediocre selling electric vehicle. The Golf is in no danger at all.


      golf’s sales will be fine but i don’t think that e-golf will be made

    • Holmer_k

      You are most likely correct though I think it will take a few more years before ICE vehicles are replaced fully. It seems between 2025 and 2040 is the scheduled date for that in at least 9 forward thinking countries so far that are serious about global warming.

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