In the network appeared the first official design sketches of the exterior and interior of the Golf eighth generation.
The sketches of the future Golf found in a 39-page PDF document prepared for annual meeting of shareholders of Volkswagen. It should be noted that the exterior of the new Golf is no longer a secret. The network has already appeared pictures of the serial hatchback in the body, including those made during the last phase of testing.
The new Golf is longer than its predecessor, the new grille and sharper headlights positioned lower than before. Also changed the taillights and bumpers, and the stern appeared the legend “Golf” under the VW badge as the new Arteon.
But information about the salon, except the statement of the “digital revolution” came from the mouth of the chief designer of the brand Klaus Bischoff, was not. Published a sketch allows you to fill in this gap. As promised, the novelty will receive a specially designed a new digital dashboard that will be used by all models of the brand. New “tidy” is visually combined with a large touch screen, with which the control of virtually all vehicle functions, including climate control. Between the Central air vents are visible only four buttons, one in the center for “emergency”.
Below is visible on the center console a large storage compartment “small things”. In all likelihood, there is wireless charging for the smartphone. The steering wheel remained analog.
Volkswagen Golf will be based on an updated version of the MQB platform, thanks to which the car depending on the modification will lose from 35 to 70 kg. of Luggage capacity of the hatchback will increase to about 400 liters.
In the engine range will include a new 1.5-liter turbo and 1.5-liter diesel, which will replace the current 1.6-litre units. In versions GTI and R, the capacity of the engines will be 250 HP and 350 HP respectively. Also, the new Golf will be a version with a hybrid power plant with the possibility of recharging the batteries from a household outlet. The supply of the electric range is 80 km.
Serial production of the Volkswagen Golf eighth generation starts at the factory of the brand in Wolfsburg in June of this year. In the European market the novelty will appear in 2020.