Volkswagen Golf 8

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Volkswagen Golf8

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf 8 has been confirmed for 2019, according to an announcement made at its Supplier Summit for the upcoming model.

Auto Express reports first examples of the next-generation Golf will roll down its Wolfsburg production line in 75 weeks, equating to June 2019.

With that in mind, it’s logical to expect the new Golf to be revealed sometime before then, either at the Paris motor show in October this year, or at the 2019 Geneva motor show in March next year.

With that in mind, we can expect the current Golf’s flagship infotainment screen and Active Info Display digital driver’s instruments (above) to be more widely available across the range – rather than being a cost-option for higher-grade variants.

Underpinning the new small car will be an updated version of the current car’s MQB architecture, meaning the core engine range should remain similar,  though the e-Golf will likely be killed off in the next iteration due to the imminent release of the all-electric I.D. family.

Meanwhile, the Golf GTI and Golf R will likely get power bumps – 250bhp (186kW) and 350bhp (260kW) respectively are the estimates – and the plug-in hybrid GTE (below) should also be offered.

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