Volkswagen decided on the timing of the release of the new Golf

Volkswagen decided on the timing of the release of the new Golf

June 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The eighth generation of the hatchback will appear on New Year’s Eve

Deliveries of the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf will begin in late 2019. In the meantime, the company is preparing to launch mass production of the model.

That customers will have to wait for the new Golf for another six months, said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diss at the company’s internal meeting.

The following Golf is based on the modular architecture of the MQB, and the range of engines, according to preliminary data, will include three-and four-cylinder engines of 1.0 and 2.0 liters. They are combined with a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed pre-selective robotized gearbox.

In the company itself, the novelty is called a “technical breakthrough” because of the abundance of electronic systems. In many ways, this was the cause of several shifts in the Golf launch – the automaker took additional time to debug the passive safety systems, since this technology requires 10 times more code than many modern smartphones.

Earlier, Volkswagen declassified the salon of the eighth Golf, in which there are practically no physical buttons. The design of the front panel resembles the last Tiguan: the digital dashboard is visually integrated with the screen of the multimedia system.

The exterior was no longer a secret after spies photographed a hatchback without camouflage during road tests. It turned out that the changes in the design are more evolutionary than revolutionary: Golf has retained the same proportions, and the modernization has affected only the optics and radiator grille.