It didn’t go so well as the new VW Golf GTI ended up falling and getting stuck on the guard rails.
VW’s R division boss had previoudly stated that an uber Golf was indeed tested, but eventually axed.
The e-Golfs have been equipped with 14 cameras, 11 laser scanners and seven different radars.
As it gears up for the launch of the all-new, eighth-gen Golf, VW is also celebrating 45 years of its iconic hatch.
Skoda has made more than 2.5 million Octavias since launching the third-gen in 2012.
The 2020 Golf is suffering from technical problems, but VW says that isn’t the cause of the delay.
As expected, the changes aren’t massive; nevertheless, it’s the first update Volkswagen makes to its logo since 2000.
The VW exec also confirmed they were testing a 400 HP variant, but axed it as it would have been too pricey.
Here’s our best and most revealing look yet of the all-new 2020 VW Golf Mk8.
The Golf Mk8 enters production in June and could debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
As always, Volkswagen went for evolution instead of revolution, but even so, the new Golf looks sharp.
Of the five EVs tested, the BMW i3s had the biggest range drops at both low and high temperatures.