Golf 8 to arrive in 2020
Volkswagen claims that the next Golf will become the benchmark in safety and connectivity, when the hatchback begins production in late 2019. “In 75 weeks, the eighth generation of the bestseller in the compact segment is to roll off the production lines at Volkswagen’s main plant, in Wolfsburg, Europe’s largest car factory,” a VW spokesperson said at the ‘Golf 8 Supplier Summit.' VW will start production of the Golf-sized I.D. battery-powered hatchback at the same time as the new Golf in June 2019. It will go on sale in 2020 at a price comparable to a Golf diesel. The design will be overseen by Porsche stylist Michael Mauer. "With expanded autonomous driving functions, the next Golf leads Volkswagen into the era of fully connected automobiles," said Karlheinz Hell, responsible for VW brand's compact car family. "It will always be online and serve as the benchmark in safety and connectivity thanks to its digital cockpit and assistance systems." VW purchasing chief Ralf Brandstaetter said the coming Golf generation is "strategically the most important for the brand next to the I.D. family."