VW released the 7th generation of the Golf back in 2012 but the car hasn’t really lived up to its name. While the Golf is a good car, it is neither fun nor good looking. In order to change that, it looks like they are finally ready to release a new model. This will likely be the future 2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 While so far the details are still scarce, the new Golf is definitely going to be a huge step forward over its predecessor. Also, while VW didn’t release any official pictures, some renders did leak on the internet. Thanks to them, we now have a pretty good idea about what is going to happen with the Golf.
Review and Rumors
It looks like we will see a larger and more imposing car than ever before. On top of that, the new Golf should be more efficient and far better to drive than its predecessor. The biggest change, by far, will be its design, but more on that a bit later.
Even though still not official, it looks like the future Golf will still use the same MQB platform as before. This highly modular architecture is great for cutting costs but not much else.
Unlike the current car, the new one will likely feature an independent suspension system in the back across all engines. Also, the brakes will get bigger and better as the current model is lacking in this regard.
2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 Redesign
As we said, the biggest change that will happen to the new 2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 is going to be its looks. From the early renders, we can clearly see the car will boast a far more aggressive design than ever before. It will feature a lower front end, swept-back headlights, and a slimmer grille.
The result of all of this is a car that doesn’t really resemble a Golf which is a good thing considering VW kept the design mostly unchanged for over a decade now. The rear is just as impressive.
Here the tail lights are far better sculpted and the car is actually wider. This allows it to look a lot more like a premium product than ever before which is definitely going to improve VW’s standing in the market.
The cabin of the future 2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 is also going to be a huge step forward. The dashboard will feature a far less cluttered design with far fewer physical buttons.
We don’t know if this is a step in the right direction but it looks like this is what VW is going to do. The instrument cluster display will get bigger while the infotainment system will be a wide-screen unit similar to that in the Panamera.
It also looks like the driver will benefit from a massive head-up display but this is likely true only for the higher end versions of the car. We do hope they won’t go for touch-based buttons on the steering wheel as these tend to be quite easy to push while not offering any type of feedback.
Engine and Specs
The base engines of the future Golf won’t be all that different from its predecessor. However, it looks like VW may decide to scrap a few of their diesel offerings. On top of that, the car should boast a far wider selection of high-performance engines. The higher-end models are likely going to feature their new TSI engines.
|2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T Manual||Short Specs|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Body Style||4dr car|
|Gas Mileage||25/36 mpg City/Hwy|
These should offer from around 250 horsepower, on the GTI, all the way up to the north of 320 horsepower on the R. A 6-speed manual will still be standard on most versions of the car while a dual-clutch should find its way on all the other versions of the car.
2019 Volkswagen Golf 8 Release and Price
So far the manufacturer decided to stay quiet about the future of the Golf. Despite that, it looks like they are pretty much ready for the development process.
They will likely release the new car in the near future but it won’t go on the market until at least late 2018. Its price is also a big unknown factor for now. Even so, we don’t expect any major changes over its predecessors.
The only real difference might be on the higher end models which should get quite a bit more expensive than before, but more on that later.