The all-new, eighth-gen VW Golf is scheduled to debut officially on October 24, but photos of the final item have already begun circulating on social media.
While the Golf Mk8 is far from being the best kept secret in the industry, having been spotted countless times so far with very little camo or none at all, these images offer us the best look yet at the new compact hatchback’s design.
Posted on Facebook by a VW fan page from Slovakia, the photos show a production-spec 2020 Golf (notice the sticker on the interior of the windshield). This exterior image gives us an uncensored look at the headlights, as VW has cleverly camouflaged them so far and concealed the upper LED DRL bar.
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The illuminated bars fit flush with the grille’s horizontal trim strip, emphasizing the Golf Mk8’s width. Down below, the bumper also features horizontal bars in the lower grille, some of which are partially or fully painted in the vehicle color.
We don’t know what trim this is, but it definitely has an entry-level vibe about it, seeing as the window trim is black and the wheels seem rather small. Seen from the side, the 2020 Golf does not seem that much different compared to the Mk7 generation, with the notable exception of the side mirrors which are now mounted lower on the doors.
The interior is a different story, though, as the driver-oriented cockpit looks hi-tech and very modern. If this is indeed an entry-level version (an impression reinforced by the manual transmission gear stick), VW should receive praise for not making it look cheap. While no one expected the Golf Mk8 to adopt a revolutionary design, we’re curious to learn what is your take on the new model’s styling.