All-new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 Set for Production in June 2019
The Golf is one of Volkswagen’s most high-profile models. A speedy, stylish hatchback, which has dominated its class for years, the Golf is synonymous with both performance and aesthetics. As 2018 comes to a close, motoring fans will be looking forward to new releases in 2019, with one of the most eye-catching offerings being the brand-new Golf Mk8. Set for production in June, here’s a glimpse of what’s ahead for those keen to get to grips with the new Golf.
Introducing the new Volkswagen Golf Mk8
A new year is always an intriguing and exhilarating prospect for drivers, especially those on the lookout for brand new, breakthrough models. For those who are familiar with the Golf, 2019 brings incredible new opportunities with the release of the hotly-anticipated Mk8 model. Volkswagen is keeping its cards relatively close to its chest, but nuggets of information and the odd teaser image have been released, and it’s clear to see that the hype is justified.
Sneak peeks unveiled at VW’s Brand Annual Session suggest that the new Golf Mk8 will be slightly longer and wider than previous models, with bigger, bolder bumpers and robust wheel-arches. There’s also a high probability that VW will alter the headlight design, with the new golf set to follow in the footsteps of the most recent version of the Touareg.
The MK8 is not just a move away from the conventional design of the Golf. As Karl Heinz Hell, chief of small cars at Volkswagen, explains, this new car is a glimpse into the future. It represents a new era in vehicle development, boasting automated driving functions and seamless connectivity. There’s more software on offer, drivers occupy a digital cockpit, and this is a car that will be online constantly. Research shows that people are spending more and more time on the web, most notably through smartphones, and VW has adjusted its designs and enhanced its connectivity features to ensure that every driver has the opportunity to stay connected no matter where they are.
When will the new Golf MK8 be available?
Volkswagen has confirmed that production on the long-awaited MK8 model will begin in 2019. The operation will be based at the manufacturer’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, with the first cars expected to glide off the production line in June 2019. It is anticipated that the new VW Golf will be available to consumers in the UK in 2020.
The launch of the new Golf coincides with another newsworthy milestone for Volkswagen, as the company prepares to roll out its forward-thinking ID range. This electric car family is designed to cater for the needs of the modern driver and has been billed as one of the most exciting future prospects for VW alongside the release of the Golf MK8.
The VW Golf is a high-flier in its class, and no doubt there will be a scurry to sign up for the new models when they become available. If you’re keen to learn more about the new Golf or you’d like more information about release dates, why not get in touch with us at Sinclair Volkswagen?