Seven generations and more than 35 million cars, later on, the Volkswagen Golf is about to enter a new age: “the period of electrified drives, a digitalized and connected interior world, helped driving and online-based functions and services.” That’s what the brief news release published by the Wolfsburg car manufacturer states, accompanying a teaser image revealing a disguised near-production prototype of the Mk VIII.
We get to discover the compact five-door hatchback has gotten in the last testing phase and that VW will complete advancement of what is arguably it’s an essential car. Although the term “camouflage” is used to explain the car’s exterior surface, perhaps a better term to utilize would be a body wrap given that the black and white livery with the “Golf” lettering on the doors is quite thin and it doesn’t conceal anything.
Throughout its 45 years of presence, the Golf has constantly had to do with evolutionary styling one generation after another, and it will be the very same story with the hatchback’s 8th version. It’s rather apparent by just taking a look at the adjacent official image given that the exterior appearance won’t stray away too far from the outbound Mk VII. However, VW’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, claims the new one is going to be a “real eye-catcher” once the disguise comes off this fall.
2020 VW Golf Exterior
If you’re questioning why the VW badge is missing out on, there’s a great factor for that. The revamped Golf will be the company’s very first model to bring the revised corporate logo design, together with the all-electric ID.3 hatchback. Also at the front, the two white stripes on the headlights do not conceal the shape and design of the clusters, which seem of the full-LED range.
The back of the car is not being teased today, although we have plenty of shots revealing the derrière of VW’s core model. We also have a spy image previewing the extreme changes set to happen inside the cabin where many of the physical controls will be carried out in the tablet-style infotainment system to make it possible for a less cluttered control panel.
2020 VW Golf Release Date
As previously revealed, the new Golf will premiere in October and go on sale in Europe before the year’s end. The Sportsvan will not return for a new generation due to slow sales connected to the SUV boom. As for the U.S.-spec Golf, it’ll likely be offered just in GTI, and R trims following a current statement from VoA about its strategies to kill the SportWagen and Alltrack after 2019, proven with our report about the base Golf getting the axe too.