2020 VW Golf Mark 8. New details have emerged regarding the next generation Volkswagen Golf. According to Auto Express, speaking at a supplier meeting with several Volkswagen heads, the 8th generation model will make its debut next year at IAA in Frankfurt. Golf Mk. The VIII will also produce an additional hybrid, the GTI and Golf R, but the E-golf appears to have pushed the long bank.
The two performance-oriented Golf variants, the GTI and the Golf R, will significantly increase performance with a total of 250 or 350 hp. This would raise the GTI with the Ford Focus ST and Subaru WRX to nearly eye level, the Golf R at the same level as the Ford Focus RS and closer to the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and GLA45 models.
The e-Golf, which VW previously announced will have a range of around 186 miles, will disappear with the new generation according to Auto Express. The port reported to be a victim of Volkswagen’s focus on identity. Line, especially the ID. Hatchback.
The hatchback is expected to arrive a year after the New Gulf in 2020 for Europe, and Volkswagen says it will offer a maximum range of 373 miles for the concept (European cycle). In the United States, the first identity card. The product we’ll see is the production copy of the ID. Crozz in 2020, followed by a cover by I.D. Buzz van in 2022. Of course, it is also possible that the current generation of e-golf will last for a year until the first release. Hatchback for sale.
2020 VW Golf Mark 8 Update
On the outside, we see that there is no major change from the traditional vertical hole design which keeps the inside packaging functional and spacious. The outer dimensions are not much larger, at 4284 mm in length, 1789 mm in width and 1456 mm in height: 26 mm is longer and 4 mm while 10 mm is narrower. The wheelbase, now 2,636 mm, is 16 mm longer and increases legroom for rear seat passengers. The headlights and lower bumper get the biggest change visually, the headlamps are slimmer than before, and the lower front bumper is now a large, open entryway. Around the rear, the familiar silhouette gets some modifications and new LED taillights.
While the exterior isn’t a drastic change from what we’ve already seen, so is the interior. Inside is a large digital dash that challenges the long dual-screen setup used by the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The infotainment side is 10.0 inches wide and the driver’s package is 10.25 inches and includes VW’s WeConnect Plus. , Which provides online services like live track updates, traffic, cloud music streaming, and more. There are also smaller capacitive buttons that replace the traditional buttons under and next to the steering wheel, with a much cleaner interface on the dashboard. At the wheel there are plenty of options for autonomous driving as well, so expect a lot of the pioneering technologies of the new Mk8 Golf that VW will apply in more new models.
Engine options currently disclosed include three 48V eTSI mild turbocharged petrol transmission that produces power ratings of 81 kW, 96 kW and 110 kW. There will also be more powerful hybrid variants bearing the GTE badge, producing 150 kW and 180 kW and capable of driving on the electric motor for only about 60 km. No further details and figures have been detailed for the GTI and R hot hatch, although the R all-wheel drive is expected to produce up to 245 kW.
2020 VW Golf Mark 8 News
A new Golf that looks like a new generation Volkswagen. It is designed to have one of the highest revenues, for one of the largest companies, for the next seven years, but it also forms a technical benchmark for both Volkswagen and the group that drives it. However, in this eighth generation, Volkswagen’s electrified future casts an increasing shadow over the traditional internal combustion scale, from which this new Golf will find it difficult to escape.
However, this shift in focus did not come at the expense of development or innovation, as the new Golf Mk8 promises to improve its class-leading predecessor with new levels of quality, digitization and efficiency, while continuing to offer the performance variants we are as well. Hobby. Although the alleged leaks are the only source of information we have about the upcoming sports Golf cars, Volkswagen has confirmed that the GTI, GTI TCR and Golf R models will return, with additional GTE and GTD diesel versions.
A few months after its reveal, the new hatch is on sale in the UK, with a kit starting at £ 23,875 for Golf ‘Life, fitted with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and 128 hp, paired with a 6-speed manual. The standard package includes 16-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights and interior ambient lighting, with a variety of safety features such as adaptive cruise control and lane assist. Higher in the range are the eTSI and R-Line light hybrids, starting at £ 26,375 and £ 26,140, respectively.
The new Volkswagen Golf GTI will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show, as well as a fresh perspective on the Golf R.
Perhaps most relevant to the evo reader is the inclusion of an electronic lock differential gear as standard, something first seen in the Mk7 GTI. Also available in any trim level is Dynamic Chassis Control, which allows drivers to adjust the suspension at a cost of £ 950.
Chassis and powertrain
The new Golf features the largest update to the MQB platform since its introduction under the previous seventh-generation model. While sticking to the designation, the MQB platform has focused on better integrating electrified powertrain components while maintaining adaptability. However, the actual chassis technical configuration has changed slightly, with all models combining a MacPherson front suspension design with a torsion beam or multi-link rear axle, depending on the specifications. In terms of size, the Golf is also very close to the previous one; About 29 mm is longer, but 10 mm is narrower and 4 mm longer, while the wheelbase is 1 mm shorter.
The Powertrains may look similar to the outgoing Golf, but there are plenty of subtle changes to the bottom details to talk about. Although not yet sold, the two entry-level TSI models start the lineup with a three-cylinder turbocharged unit in variants of 89 and 109 hp, while the aforementioned 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in flavors 128 and 128. 148 CV forms the middle. All petrol engines will be available as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and both four-cylinder and 108-hp models will feature a new eTSI light-hybrid system when equipped with the optional DSG transmission. The system consisted of an additional 48-volt electrical system and a small electric motor to extend the Golf’s start-up and stop function and subtly assist with acceleration at low speeds. Both four-cylinder models also feature an active cylinder management system. In short, all engines with 128 hp or less (three or four cylinders) operate on the Miller combustion cycle, which also helps reduce fuel consumption.
Two non-hybrid but new 2-liter diesel versions with 113 and 148 hp will be available in manual or DSG form, with a higher tuning condition due to the incoming GTD variant. The GTE hybrid will also arrive later in 2020, with a total output of 242 hp which, as before, combines a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Instead of significantly upgrading the powertrain’s combustion elements, Volkswagen has increased the battery capacity to 13 kWh, expanding the electric range and thus improving its overall efficiency over short distances. Electric Golf-e will not be fully revived, leaving room for ID.3 to fill BEV space.
However, the engines that really matter to us are the three specifications of the 2-liter four-cylinder which will be available in the GTI, GTI TCR and Golf R. Volkswagen has not confirmed specific numbers, except for the more powerful variants that will have “more than 297 hp” . This hints at higher power output from the flagship Golf R than the recently dismantled WLTP-compatible model. Rumors have persisted about a certain level of moderate hybrid support, although we’ll have to wait patiently for more concrete details.
Design and technology
Even at first glance, the all-new bodywork is undoubtedly the “Golf,” which features a thick C-pillar, minimalist roofs and a two-box silhouette. It’s sophisticated enough for a very well dated car. Arguably the new low-profile headlights are the most dramatic component, giving the new Golf a defined front without being unnecessarily aggressive. LED headlights are standard across the range and slide down a strong horizontal line that forms the clear front edge of the hood nearly clamshell.
The rest of the design is understated, but is accentuated by a sharp crease in the headlamps that forms a more defined shoulder towards the back. New LED taillights bleed into the trunk lid, and continue that fold back over the iconic VW badge and release the boot.
The GTE models give us an idea of what the next-generation versions of the GTI might look like, with a more spacious and aggressive bottom hatch filled with an oversized honeycomb grille and a black stripe surrounding the outer edge and continuing the leader formation. Front bumper edge. The GTE augments the standard LED daytime running lights with a bright stripe up front, giving it a signature lighting signature on the road. The R-line models share a similar aesthetic to the GTE, but instead of the honeycomb grille, they feature a slightly more complex arrangement of the slats and black fins While in the rear, an area the lower bumper picks up some chrome (and fake) tailpipes.
But the cabin has seen the biggest transformation, with an entirely new dashboard design, digital interface and new design logo for both the Golf and the wider Volkswagen Group. It is dominated by a new 10-inch touch screen standard on all UK models, along with a second driver’s display behind the wheel. The two are combined into a single black panel that weaves in and out of the driver-centered fairing. It’s not a standard board, but it does pack most of the control interface, with little more than a set of additional controls among the air vents that make up the new Golf’s physical controls. The novelty of this generation of Golf with an automatic transmission is the small gear selector similar to the Porsche 911, which frees up space in the center console, although cars equipped with a manual transmission lose it for a more traditional gear lever.
Golf’s technological arsenal has also been boosted, with a new focus on connected driving through the Car2x communication system that feeds data between golf and the EU road network to stay on top of traffic warnings and roadworks. Or emergency vehicle information. A full suite of integrated active safety systems is also incorporated, including active cruise control, forward assistance, travel assistance and standalone emergency brakes.
Order books for the eighth generation Golf are now open, and the first customer cars will arrive in April. This moment gives Golf the lead for a few months in the all-electric ID.3, which will soon have to be considered a new indoor competitor. For the majority who are unwilling or unable to convert to an all-electric passenger car, the new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 promises to be the hatchback family’s every need. How long it remains that way is the question.