Most recent spy shots of future 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 wearing decent amount of camouflage shows us that production model is very close. Production of upcoming 2020 Golf 8 will be based on VW’s MQB platform, along with use of new lightweight materials. Speaking of exterior design, new Golf 8 will not get any drastic changes at all. Instead, it should look like updated version of Golf 7 model. Biggest changes on Golf 8 for 2020 are new bumpers, reshaped body panels and sharper headlights and taillights. LED technology will be installed on both headlights and taillights. Some information indicates that 2020 Golf 8 will be available as 5-door car. Inside the cabin, Golf 8 will get a total digital environment, which has been announced by the VW officials. Thanks to eSIM technology, which is actually SIM card installed by the factory, new Golf 8 will have constant internet connection. This will enable direct internet streaming, next generation of 3D satellite navigation and live online information. It will also get advanced voice recognition, new gesture control system and advanced self-driving technology.
2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 engine performance specs
2020 VW Golf 8 engine lineup will consist of several different powertrain choices. First of all, we have 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine generating anything between 90 and 120 horsepower. Second option will be 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing more than 140 horsepower. 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine will deliver between 135 and 200 horsepower. 1.5-liter turbo diesel hybrid is also a possibility. 2020 VW Golf 8 GTI engine is expected to produce around 250 horsepower.
2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 release date and price review
2020 VW Golf 8 release date is expected to be set in September, probably at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production of Golf 8 will start in June 2019. Main competitors on the hatchback market will be Mazda 3, Ford Focus and Renault Megan. 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 price should be slightly increased compared to previous model. It is expected to be priced around $24,000.