24 January 2018

Next Golf to debut in 2019

The next generation Volkswagen Golf will go into production in the middle of next year, writes Brian Byrne.

A €2bn investment will go into developing the Mk 8 version of VW's best seller.

It is expected that the next Golf will feature a very deep full-time internet connectivity, with self-driving technology a key part of the offering.

Given the backlash towards diesel, it is likely that hybrid systems will be to the fore in the powertrains.

Pictured is the Golf GTE Sport concept shown at the annual Wörthersee GTI extravaganza.