in addition to the all the Hype surrounding the upcoming VW e-ID.3 is almost certain that in the case of Volkswagen in the next year a second extremely important new model comes on the market: The eighth edition of the VW Golf. The best-seller was sold in 45 years, 35 million Times and has influenced with the Golf class for a whole Segment.

The most important aspect is that The Golf remains as such. Accordingly, a low level, the optical Changes of fall. The hood is a bit edgier, the radiator grille is slightly narrower. The biggest Change relates to the new LED light signature. The dimensions are virtually identical: 4,28 metres long (+ 2 cm), with 1.79 metres wide and 1.46 metres high (- 3 cm).

The iGolf

Inside, there is already the basic equipment for a digital Cockpit, optionally with a Head-up Display. The instruments are clear to read and the ten inch large touch screen in the center of the driver aligned. To do this, the Golf is interconnected and always online. So Updates are possible at any time, and Amazon’s Alexa as a language assistant is available. The driver’s preferences are stored in a Cloud and can be retrieved on demand, or change of vehicle again. The Smartphone will replace the traditional car keys.

as standard, the Car2X-ability: The Golf 8 can interact with its environment and warns the foresight against danger. The adaptive cruise control is up to 210 km/h is active. New there will be a left turn assistant, which also captures the way of Cyclists, the driver of the screen, the center console can watch.

Large motor selection

Although the Gulf as a pure electric version, will be available from next spring, five electrified models to choose from: Three mild hybrid (eTSI) 48-Volt technology and 110 HP (81 kW), 130 HP (96 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW), as well as two Plug-in Hybrids (eHybrid) with 204 HP (150 kW) and 245 HP (180 kW). Both should come in electric 75 miles.

In the case of the petrol engines, there are two more-developed three-cylinder with 90 (66 kW) and 110 HP (81 kW) and two four-cylinder with 130 (96 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW). Two Diesel with 110 (85 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW), have a two-fold AdBlue injection to come. Natural gas, GTI, GTD and R Version (with 4×4 and over 300 HP) are planned.

The prices for the new Golf will be announced at the beginning of December, when the sale starts. The first models rolling in March in the Switzerland.