New VW Golf enters final testing phase

By CARSIFU | 29 August 2019

WOLFSBURG: A new Golf is rolling up to the starting grid, marking the eighth generation, and VW is heralding its imminent arrival with a teaser photo showing the car in camouflage.

It has been a long successful journey for an iconic model of which over 35 million have been built since its debut 45 years ago.

According to VW, the latest one, due to premiere in October, would feature electrified drives, a digitalised and connected interior world, assisted driving and online-based functions and services.

The camouflage lets onlookers identify that the black and white lines are disguising a five-door vehicle with powerful proportions. And it makes no secret out of the fact that it is a Golf – because its visual DNA is unmistakable.

Anyone taking a closer look will also see that the “Golf” designation has been integrated into the camouflage. However, the camouflage does not reveal one element: the finer details of the new design.

Note that the VW badge is absent as the upcoming Golf will be the first model to wear the revised corporate logo, along with the all-electric ID.3 hatchback.

We are told the interior would see big changes, one of which is the decluttering of the dash, with physical buttons giving way to tablet-style touchscreen controls.

Volkswagen Design chief Klaus Bischoff has the last word: “The next generation will be a genuine eye-catcher!”