The new Volkswagen Golf will assemble an hour faster than before

The new Volkswagen Golf will assemble an hour faster than before

October 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the significantly more complex construction of the new generation Golf, the Wolfsburg plant will need an hour less time to produce it.

The long-awaited eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf calls the brand’s management a “much more complex” car compared to its predecessor. However, the plant will spend less than an hour on its assembly than on the hatchback of the previous generation – thanks to a 40% increase in plant productivity, which has undergone extensive revision and modernization. The hatchback was built on the basis of the second generation of the MQB platform, which allowed the concern to use about 80% of production lines and equipment for assembling a new car without making drastic changes, thereby avoiding large-scale investments in the reconstruction of the enterprise.

However, the number of possible options for the new model compared with the seventh generation will be reduced by 35% – primarily due to the rejection of a three-door hatchback and compact van, which will not be in the new generation. The least popular combinations of engines and gearboxes will not see the light. The new Golf is assembled from more than 2700 parts and 962 electronic components (31 more than its predecessor). In a five-door hatchback 1340 meters of wiring – almost 100 meters more than in the previous one. Before getting off the assembly line, the future car goes through the assembly process a path length of 69 kilometers.