And here we are 37 years further on with this latest Golf, now up to Mk8. SPECIFICATION | VW GOLF GTI (MK8) Engine: 1,984cc, four-cyl turbo Transmission: 6-speed manual, front-wheel drive (7-speed DSG optional) Power (hp): 245@5,000-6,500rpm Torque (lb ft): … The stuff that means people no longer trust diesels. Is the Volkswagen Golf a good car? The current VW Golf was a revolution when it came out, at least by the standards of the slow-roll Golf, coming with new modular MQB architecture under the skin. Should he buy this or wait for the new Mk8 Golf? Has VW deemed the driving stuff less important to the average Golf buyer than charging a phone wirelessly and being able to check Instagram in the gym car park? Which was, lest we forget, VW’s doing in the first place. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. Volkswagen has expanded the Mk8 Golf line-up again, with a new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Volkswagen South Africa enlisted the help of former F1 driver Eddie Jordan to introduce its latest Global Touring Car. Okay, so nobody was expecting an exterior transformation of Simon Cowell’s new face magnitude, but let’s give Volkswagen some credit for the interior. BY Michael Gauthier | Posted on October 23, 2019 October 23, 2019. The Golf is currently available with a quartet of petrol and diesel engines, though we're expecting to see hotter GT models joining the line up soon. Like your MoT or the start of the football season, a new Golf always seems to come around sooner than you expect. Hardcore fans will be glad to know that some things don’t change: The GTI is available with a six-speed manual gearbox (complete with Golf ball shaped knob), although it’s unclear if that model will be available in Singapore even on an indent basis. Contributing editor, ace driver, wit supplier, mischief maker, Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 From matrix LED headlights to an all-digital cockpit, the 2020 VW Golf is loaded with the latest tech. Could this be the cheapest Volkswagen Golf Mk8? At autobahn speeds, less obviously. The fastest, most powerful, and ultimate Volkswagen Golf GTI MK8 is here. The best hatchbacks according to CAR magazine. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 has officially been revealed. More power, more technology and refined looks keep the new-for-2021, eighth-generation GTI familiar, yet slightly different. By Dan Prosser / Thursday, December 24, 2020 Let Zuto search the market - we work with trusted lenders to find the right car finance for you. Yup it’s even got a diesel engine, albeit a new one with a double urea cat to get rid of the NOx. Volkswagen has released pricing details for the new Mk8 Golf, and it’s going to cost you from £23,857. We expected a lot of the new Golf’s DNA to carry over to its range-topping model, but seeing the prototype of the Golf R completely undisguised is raising our expectations to levels that we can’t contain. Holy smokes. VAT no 918 5617 01 The newly unveiled Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf R Mk8 have officially been introduced in the UK market. As before though, lower end Golfs get twist beam rear suspension and the more expensive models a multi-link setup, but as for any bold claims of added dynamism…none to speak of. Backward? If only a bit. Here we are then: the eighth of the line. All registered in England and Wales. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 is the diesel brother of the GTI. Although it’s always bang up-to-date, each generation is an evolution, springing few surprises. The new powertrain boosts … Here’s Volkswagen Golf number eight. 845898), Official rendering: the new Mk8 VW Golf hatchback is nigh, Interior of new VW Golf Mk8: heavy reliance on digital technologies, Sketch of VW Golf interiors from Mk1 to Mk8, Volkswagen Golf: from new Mk8 (left) to original Mk1 (far right), The new VW Golf GTI: everything you need to know, The new VW Golf GTD: the diesel's key info and specs. (Photos: Volkswagen) We’ve yet to see the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 officially hit our shores in any guise, but there’s good news in store. New Volkswagen Golf TDI review The new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 features an incredible array of tech, but does it still do the basics properly? VW hasn’t released performance numbers yet, but given the Mk7 PP could do 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds, expect the Mk8 to better than slightly. On the side, a new crease runs through the door handles. See the most important novelties brought by the Mk8. Other markets make do with an 8.25-incher at the base end of the range. This generation Golf lies at a crossroads. New VW Golf Mk8 revealed The ICE ID.3 Hatch remains at heart of brand. Logos © 1996. All panels are new. And better yet, is that the both the hot GTI and even hotter R … Australia Despite all the powertrain advances for Europe's Golf 8, Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the version to be launched Down Under in late 2020 will continue with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 110TSI engine. It’s all the cheapest. A new 241bhp GTE plug-in hybrid is on the way too – although no full electric version, owing to the existence of the ID3, and no chubby SV this time around either. The Mk8 Golf uses the latest version of the VW Group’s MQB platform, with dimensions largely unchanged from its predecessor: the car is 4284mm long, 1789mm wide and 1456mm high, with a … New VW Golf GTI Mk8 sticks to its evolutionary guns for 2021. Try and watch this VW ID.R onboard without flinching. The ID3 is mass-market electric car that you can own for similar money (probably more to buy but less to run). VW Golf GTI (Mk8) vs. VW Golf GTI (Mk5) The latest hot Golf meets the first GTI of the modern era. 6 Dec 2019. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, Something’s different here though. The 320hp Arteon R is a big, fast, handsome Volkswagen. The Golf is the lingua franca of the hatch world, universally known and understood. ► New VW Golf Mk8 revealed► The ICE ID.3► Hatch remains at heart of brand. The pair of hot hatches join the existing range of GTI, GTD and GTE models, some […] BBC is a trademark of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Out back we find new-shape tail-lamps and, because it’s more teardropped, a more slit-like rear screen. When the car was revealed to the world last October, Volkswagen Canada quickly shared that we could expect the new Golf sometime in the 2022 calendar year.. A future-facing pod propelled by new energy – literally and metaphorically. Yep, clearly tired of the standard ‘squint and it looks the same’ thing that we all say when a new Golf happens, Volkswagen has made the latest version of its hatchback mainstay squint right back at you. Lucky us. Keep reading for more about the new Volkswagen Golf. A reader is interested in buying a Golf and has been offered a Mk7 model. Although it’s always bang up-to-date, each generation is an evolution, springing few surprises. Golf 8. The Mk8 uses the same MQB platform as the Mk7, so you’ll find no significant changes in dimensions or basic hardware. The profits we make from it go back to BBC programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes. No Golf buyer ever had to engage with a conversation that began, ‘You’ve bought a what?’. And if you’re worried that what you see here is mostly optional extra stuff, don’t be: all UK cars get the bigger 10.25-inch multimedia screen and digital instrument display as standard. The cheapest VW Golf has a 1.0-litre engine. This, remember, from a car maker not habitually given to risk-taking. Safety was a big focal point for VW during the Golf’s development. That’s an intense stare. VW Golf Mk8: verdict. That’s key to its success. It’s only available in Life and Style trims for moment, and Wolfsburg believes the Life trim q1.5 TSI with a 6-speed manual box will be the most popular. An even more mature version of what came before, with a higher-tech and nicer built interior, loads more engine choices and a bit more sparkle to the handling. Choose from the following next steps or continue scrolling to explore the new Golf 8. The 2021 VW Golf Mk8’s Australian debut has been delayed until 2021, but we were able to give the new hatchback a thorough testing ahead of its arrival. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8: This Is It, Fully Revealed In Official Images. Its looks won’t appeal to everyone, though, and some features are tricky to use. This website is made by BBC Studios Distribution. As you'd expect, VW is keen to point out just how much you get before ticking boxes on the options list: the lowest Life trim comes with 16-inch alloys, parking sensors and a 10.25-inch cockpit screen, as well as a 10-inch infotainment screen alongside it. This is peak Golf. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 has a large range of solid, metallic & pearl colours available at different prices. We’ll gloss over the outside bits because, clearly, that’s what Volkswagen has done too: it’s on the same MQB platform as the outgoing Golf and it is, you’ll notice, proportionally and dimensionally almost identical. No money from the licence fee was used to create this website. If success breeds complacency in the car business, one car above all others ought to bear it out: the Volkswagen Golf. The Golf Mk8 might be the boldest redefinition of Volkswagen's enduring family five-door since the Mk5. You can buy a T-Roc to do that job. Delivered in Clubsport mode, the new model packs 298 BHP and 295 lb-ft … Prices for the new Golf have been announced. Naturally, the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 hatch range will grow to again include a wagon version, which will in turn spawn another Golf Alltrack crossover. Golf 8 GTI Clubsport. A finely polished machine, These fictional digital raceways deserve to be made real, Ford Focus ST Auto review: one of Britain’s rarest cars, Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI review: three-cylinder Golf tested, Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 review: now with paddles. We expected great things out of the next-generation Volkswagen Golf R, especially after the launch of the Golf Mk8 revealed a completely different model from its predecessor. Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI and R arriving next year. The Australian Mk8 Golf launch will comprise mainstream versions — all petrol-fired — and also the hotted-up GTI, with the even hotter R expected during Q1 of 2021. At the same time as it hits the streets, VW launches the ID3. BBC Studios is a commercial company that is owned by the BBC (and just the BBC). Can it really be that time again? Mild hybrid tech called eTSI cuts petrol CO2 emissions by around 10%, while the new diesel is up to 17% more efficient, claims VW. LED lights and automatic city braking are standard – in fact, the car will pretty much detect anything that’s about to hit you, or that you’re about to hit, and take measures to prevent it happening. Volkswagen has released pricing details for the new Mk8 Golf, and it’s going to cost you from £23,857. Everything about the hatchback screamed fresh, modern, and brimmed with state-of-the-art technology. The Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 has been spotted completely without disguise in Malaysia, and it looks to be a locally-assembled (CKD) model! Check them out in this handy guide! A distinctly driver focussed twin-screen setup called…sigh…‘Innovision Cockpit’ de-clutters the dashboard almost entirely. Here's our review of the new 2020 VW Golf, the 8th generation model. Golf Mk8 available in Life, Style, and R-Line trim levels GTI, GTD, GTE and R performance models to launch later in 2020 The 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 … It’s almost certain that the eight’s driving experience will be as familiar to the Golf seven as the looks – tellingly, Volkswagen didn’t provide a single chassis engineer for the Golf’s launch event, instead focusing on connectivity. The plug-in Golf GTE will be the hottest version of the car at launch (Photo: Volkswagen) Specification and price. But it also looks forward, with a glass cockpit running new highly connected systems for info, entertainment, control and hazard warning. Near all of the Golf’s innovation is technological. Seat Leon eHybrid review: plug-in family hatch tested, The seven best race tracks you can only drive in games, City, slicker: Honda City Turbo vs Honda e. The VW Golf MK8 is an excellent family car that’s easy to drive, spacious and well equipped. You can do both those things, by the way – a three-year We Connect Plus online connectivity subscription is standard. Other clever stuff includes VW’s ‘Car2X’ system that links to online traffic info and to other cars to warn of accidents or danger spots in the vicinity. Instead most things in the suspension and powertrains are gently improved and finessed. by: James Batchelor. READ MORE 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI could pack 224kW All is not lost for local fans of the popular badge, with VW Australia confirming to Wheels that it is still on time to launch the Mk8 Golf here in the third-quarter of 2020. No real surprises: we’re talking 1.0-, 1.5- and 2.0-litre TSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel, power starting at 90PS and stretching to possibly four times that when the inevitable R version arrives. So in some ways the Golf faces backward, like the Cutty Sark, last of the great tea-clipper sailing ships. You get Alexa too, so the kids can drive you mad asking her to rap or call Siri hurtful names. In fact, use the links below to find out everything we know about the Golf GTI and the Golf GTD – as well as our Golf review: Now back to the standard Golf. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 has finally been unveiled by VW and here's what we know: It features a turbocharged evo4 EA888 2.0-litre 316bhp engine; Torque figures are around 310lb ft from just 2000rpm Engines then. Shout out to … As reported by Wheels earlier this year, local fans can look forward to the Golf arriving sometime in the third-quarter of 2020, and both the hot GTI and even hotter R are set to arrive before that year’s end. Features. News. Volkswagen Canada has confirmed to the Guide de l’auto that this will no longer be the case. A highly perfected version of something the world might no longer need. Porsche 911 Turbo review: purer without the S? Watch as Romain Dumas flings the electric prototype up a Chinese mountain. And the cruise control is of the fancy sort that steers for you, obviously. The Golf is the lingua franca of the hatch world, universally known and understood. From £37,215 P11D prices from £36,620 They will fall for the red brake calipers with GTI lettering and 18-inch brake system at the front, and be unable to resist the dual-edged roof spoiler in body colour and high-gloss black. Porsche Panamera 4S or Turbo S e-Hybrid: which is best? What’s more interesting is the range of electrical assistance the engines get. The full details of the … Recognise it by the new front graphic, a blade that slashes across the vestigal grille and into the shallow all-LED headlamps. Based on the Mk8 Golf, it’s the first official race car we’ve seen built on the new Golf’s chassis. It genuinely moves things forward: real safety advances, proper interesting tech, classic Golf quality, but in very non-Golf style, much more edgy. The new Golf GTI Clubsport will draw a reaction from GTI enthusiasts before it even leaves the car park. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. 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