Volkswagen is currently ramping up production of the Mk8 Golf at its Wolfsburg plant as it readies to start delivering cars to dealerships in Germany and Austria in early December.
In the lead-up to the launch of the new car, Volkswagen has been celebrating Golf models of yesteryear as well as previewing snippets for the new car. In its latest press release it has detailed the production process of the new car.
No less than 8,400 employees at the Wolfsburg site work exclusively on the VW Golf. The car itself is made up of more than 2700 individual parts and components and includes 962 wiring systems with 1340 meters of cable. By comparison, the Mk7 Golf only had 31 wiring systems and just under 100 meters of cable, showing just how much more advanced the fully-connected Mk8 Golf is compared to its predecessors.
“The Golf 8 is much more complex than its predecessor. Nevertheless, we have cut average manufacturing time by about one hour,” Volkswagen Brand Member for Production Dr. Andreas Tostmann said. “Because the Golf 8 belongs to the second-generation of MQB products, we achieved a significant reduction in production investments. Our platform strategy is delivering. The team in Wolfsburg have given their all for the Golf 8. Production processes have become more efficient overall. That is a great achievement and I would like to say a big thank you to all employees.”
Volkswagen is looking to make further improvements to the production process of the Mk8 Golf and from 2020, will start using fully-automated driverless transport systems that ensure the faster supply of materials.
The all-new VW Golf will celebrate its global premiere on October 24.