Details about the new VW Golf VariantSeptember 3, 2018
According to the most “fresh” data, the official presentation of a completely new (8th in a row) generation of the German bestseller Volkswagen Golf could take place in the framework of the Geneva Motor Show 2019. It is rumored that the carmaker’s management plans to abandon some of the model’s options.
According to official sources, the launch of the new production (8th generation) of the Volkswagen Golf is scheduled for June next year. This means that the official debut of a fully-mass-produced car can take place a few months earlier than planned – it is quite possible that we can see the novelty at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year. The bad news is the fact that the leadership of the German brand can abandon several body styles.
If we believe our foreign colleagues from the Autocar, according to the plans of the German automaker, a 3-door hatchback will be removed from the Volkswagen Golf family. I must say that this news did not become a big surprise, because now more and more auto manufacturers are slowly starting to abandon this type of body. The reason for this is a rather low demand – motorists around the world prefer those models that have rear doors to facilitate entry / exit from the car.
It is also reported that the guys from VW can completely abandon the performance of the station wagon and, accordingly, its all-road modification Alltrack. I must say that this is the most unexpected news!
According to the same report, the engineers of the company were able to reduce the total weight of the Golf by 50 kg – this was achieved thanks to the updated version of the MQB platform. It is known that the new hatchback will become wider, and its wheelbase will become longer. In more expensive versions, analog controls will be replaced with sensory analogs.
As for the engines, today’s 1.5-liter TSI engines with the technology of decontamination of unused cylinders will be offered in the new version of the model. Also on sale will be a new 3-cylinder 1.0-liter unit.
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