The Volkswagen Golf has made its anticipated world debut. For its eighth-generation, the Golf becomes more digitalized, connected and intuitive to operate, than ever before.
Some of the highlights for this generation Golf are the digital interior with intuitive operation. Furthermore, practically all displays and controls are digital: the new instruments and online infotainment systems meld together into a display landscape featuring touch buttons and touch sliders. A windshield head-up display is optionally available.
At launch, the all-new VW Golf has up to five hybrid variants, including the three TSI with mild hybrid drive (eTSI) and two plug-in hybrids. In its initial roll-out stage, Volkswagen will offer the Golf in three eTSI outputs: 81 kW / 110 PS, 96 kW / 130 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS. The plug-in hybrids gives between 150 kW / 204 PS and 180 kW / 245 PS (Golf GTE). Both Golf versions with plug-in hybrid drives will launch with a new 13 kWh lithium-ion battery on board that enables larger electrically powered ranges of approximately 60 kilometers, and temporarily turns the Golf into a zero-emissions vehicle.
On top of the hybrids, petrol, natural and diesel engines are available. Petrol engines offer 66 kW / 90 PS and 81 kW / 110 PS, while the diesel engines offer 85 kW / 115 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS. The natural gas engine offers 96 kW / 130 PS.
These days, most premium cars in the market come with an online function. The New Golf has a standard OCU with integrated eSIM that links to “We Connect” and “We Connect Plus” online functions and services. In addition, the new Golf is also the first Volkswagen to connect with its environment as standard, via Car2X: signals from the traffic infrastructure and information from other vehicles up to 800 meters away are notified to the driver via a display.
The all-new Volkswagen Golf is expected to hit showrooms in Europe in December.