Volkswagen spoke about the Golf of the eighth generationApril 26, 2018
Volkswagen will begin mass production of the eighth generation Golf model in June 2019. The car will receive a modification with a combined power plant that will operate under the mild hybrid scheme
Volkswagen Golf of the eighth generation will receive a modification with a combined power plant that will operate under the mild hybrid (soft hybrid) scheme. Representatives of the German company told about this at the motor show in Beijing. The internal combustion engine will work together with the 48-volt on-board power grid, which will improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, Motor1 reports. The hybrid system will allow the Golf 8 to save about 0.3 liters of fuel per 100 km.
According to preliminary data, the Golf family will be built on the upgraded version of the modular MQB platform, so the car will be 35-70 kg lighter than the current generation model. In this case, the volume of the luggage compartment will grow to about 400 liters.
The list of available modifications will include a version of the GTI with a motor capacity of about 250 hp, and an all-wheel drive R-version, whose engine output will increase to 350 horsepower.
Volkswagen will begin mass production of the eighth generation Golf model in June 2019. The total investment in the development of the next “Golf” will be about 1.8 billion euros, and about 3 billion euros will be spent on preparing for production.