2020 VW Golf MK8 Official Sketches Optimistically Tease What We’ve Already Seen

Even though there’s not much left that we haven’t already seen in real life photors, Volkswagen’s promotional machine has kicked into high gear with the release of official sketches of the new-generation Golf.

Scheduled to be unveiled in two weeks from today, on October 24, before launching in December, the 2020 Golf promises to be a trendsetter in terms of technology and connectivity features.

The interior has been completely overhauled, with new dashboard design accented by aluminum and chrome trim and featuring a large infotainment screen that merges with the digital instrument cluster and another small display on the left side of the gauges.

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Controlling the air conditioning system requires operating the touch-sensitive buttons located below the center touchscreen. Further down, Volkswagen has added sone physical buttons, a cubby holder and the gear selector, along with more buttons and another storage space, outlined by an ambient light strip. More ambient lights appear to have been integrated into the doors and dashboard.

The new three-spoke steering wheel, with aluminum trim, houses a bunch of buttons on both sides, used to access the cruise control, digital gauges, change the song or radio station, turn the volume up or down, and interact with the voice commands.

On the outside, the 2020 Golf adopts an evolutionary styling,which in reality, is way less aggressive and dynamic than the sketches suggest. VW has admitted that “it is instantly recognizable as a Golf from all sides”, with similar shaped panels but more eye-catching changes at both ends.

Powering Wolfsburg’s Ford Focus, Opel/Vauxhall Astra, Renault Megane, Peugeot 3008, Hyundai i30 and Mazda3 challenger will be an assortment of gasoline and diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid that likely uses the same powertrain as the Passat GTE. Next year, the lineup will be completed by the Golf GTI and Golf R hot hatchbacks.

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  • Six_Tymes

    what a shame they cant/wont produce a golf just like those sketch renders, they are amazing.

    • MarkoS

      It is actually very close.

      • Six_Tymes


  • R55

    Last good looking Golf was the Mk5.

    • performante

      said no one ever.

      • alexxx

        Says him and me.


    Where is a climate control?

    • Matt


  • performante

    That dashboard layout is sick.

  • klowik

    Picture of the front looks better than the real one.

    • MarkoS

      The real one still has tape covering thing up.

  • Jake

    Such a shame it doesn’t get the same dynamic look as the sketch. I think it’s missed an opportunity and overall looks dated already – its almost expected of the 2020 generation of vehicles to have the level of design as in the sketch. Unless the spy cars are all decoys and we are going to get a surprise

  • Alex86

    pretier than the extremely boring Mk7. Mk5 and Mk4 are really pretty

  • Bash

    Would make for nice scirocco.

  • David Giles

    I wish VW would market a MK8 based Sportwagen/Alltrack in the North American market. Such a shame that sport wagon designs don’t sell compared to boorish SUV/sCUVs.

  • Toronado_II

    What a waste of time…

  • MIL1234

    they must have two or three generation designs ready in advance

  • KidRed

    Lights look dumb and break up the flow on the front end.

    • Smith

      The only flow this car has is into the toilet!

  • MarketAndChurch

    Even though the real thing doesn’t look as good as this sketch, I wish they’d produce the sketch as a concept for Worthersee 2020. Wider, longer, and a lower profile than the production version.

  • sidewaysspin

    Way better in the sketches.

  • Smith

    WOW, it is incredible how the Mk.8 is almost identical to the Mk1 thru Mk.7. Not a lot of imagination here, but I guess people who buy them have little imagination as well. What a sorry state of affairs.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      It’s a two-box hatchback built for the mass market. There’s a hot-hatch version and a bread-and-butter version. How much imagination could you put into one of those and still sell tens of thousands of examples annually? And what sacrifices would you make to imagination?

      Imagination is for halo cars. There’s a reason why Golfs aren’t part of VW’s Lamborghini brand.

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