Let’s compare the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf hatchback with its predecessor

Let’s compare the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf hatchback with its predecessor

October 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In this article, we decided to compare the exterior and interior of the German compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback of the new (eighth) generation, which was officially unveiled a couple of hours ago, with its predecessor.

More recently, the German brand Volkswagen introduced its next generation of insanely popular Golf hatchback. It is worth noting that the previous (seventh generation of the machine) was shown back in 2012. The car, which will be sold as the 2020 model year, has received quite a few changes both in design and in the technical “stuffing”.

Representatives of the company say that the Volkswagen Golf Mk.8 is a completely new car, but at the same time it remains the same five-door hatchback, which in the last couple of years has been in the TOP-5 of the most popular cars in Europe.

Let’s compare the current Volkswagen Golf 2020 with its predecessor. Let’s start with the exterior. The front of the eighth generation Golf is an evolution of the previous design. The Nose has a more pronounced descending arch, and the headlights are now lower. The upper edge of the lamps creates a line that runs across the entire width of the car, and this element gives the car a stylish, modern look. All Golf configurations are now delivered in the “base” in their form with LED headlights.

 The front bumper boasts three plastic lines that resemble razor blades. I must say that the new Golf looks wider than before. It is noteworthy that in fact, the 8th generation hatchback has become a bit narrower – the width is 1,789 mm compared to 1,799 mm in the predecessor.

 There are not many design changes at the rear of the new Golf. Taillights now have a more “sharp” look. The brand icon of the model has become a little larger and is located directly under the updated logo of the German brand, which in turn is located in the center of the tailgate. The trapezoidal tailpipes of the exhaust system do not seem to have changed. The rear window looks smaller. There is a difference in the way the rear spoiler is mounted.

External design changes are insignificant compared to what Volkswagen gets up in the cabin of the new Golf. A compact hatchback comes standard with a 10.25-inch dashboard and an 8.25-inch infotainment system screen, which is now located at the top of the center console. As an option, a 10-inch multimedia screen is available. The center console has received dramatic changes, especially for cars with an automatic transmission, because now this element of the interior appears only a little.