The new Golf
New generation of Europe's most successful car: The new Golf 8
VW Golf has been a leader on the European car market for longer than four decades. More than 35 million units have been sold worldwide. Now Volkswagen opens a new chapter in its brand history with the premiere of the 8th Golf generation. The new Golf is not only digitalized, connected and intuitive in its controls, it will also be available in five hybrid versions.
The new VW Golf enters a new dimension of intuitive controls and makes thus the biggest technological leap since the introduction of the first generation 45 years ago. The new control panel and online infotainment systems join to form a display structure with touch controls. The popular compact car from Wolfsburg is the first Volkswagen to use intelligent communication protocols via Car2X and warns ahead against hazards. Signals coming from traffic infrastructure and information from other cars within a range of 800 meters lead to warnings on the display. Connected with the outside world via the online connectivity unit with eSIM, Golf relies also on the online functionality and services of "We Connect" and "We Connect Plus". Modern digital technology onboard the Golf VIII allow for assisted drive at higher speed.
Five hybrid propulsion versions for the new Golf
The Golf 8 enters the new era of the compact car with a major hybrid offer: five hybrid engines will be available for ordering. The eTSI propulsion allow for a fuel consumption reduction of up to 10% (according WLTP). Planned hybrids: 110 bhp, 130 bhp and 150 bhp. Two plug-in hybrids with 204 bhp and 245 bhp complete the offer. The new 13 kWh Lithium Ion battery makes it possible to drive fully electric and thus locally emission-free for up to 60 kilometers.
Petrol, Diesel and natural gas engines with low consumption
Besides the five hybrids, Volkswagen offers the new Golf also with petrol, Diesel and natural gas engines optimized for better consumption values. Two 3-cylinder petrol engines delivering 90 bhp and 110 bhp, two 4-cylinder Diesel engines with 115 bhp and 150 bhp, as well as a natural gas engine with 130 bhp will be available. Compared to their predecessors, the TDI engines have a fuel consumption of up to 17% less.
Wide array of equipment
Several equipment levels will be available: basic, Life and Style among them, designed with an eye on comfort and safety. The sportier "R-Line" version stands out with its differentiated bumpers, spoilers, lower chassis and progressive steering.