New VW Golf starts rolling off assembly line at Wolfsburg plant

WOLFSBURG: Production of the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf started at the plant here, marking nearly 50 years since the first Golf was manufactured in Germany.

Wolfsburg, recognised as the heart of Golf production, has produced over 18.5 million of the total 37 million Golfs sold globally.

The plant celebrated another milestone last week with the production of its 48 millionth vehicle, a Golf headed to a UK customer. The Golf remains the most-produced model at this plant, followed by the Beetle and the Tiguan.

The refreshed Golf showcases a redesigned front, including new LED headlights and an illuminated Volkswagen logo, a first for a European Volkswagen.

The rear also features new 3D LED tail light clusters.

Inside, the Golf is equipped with an advanced infotainment system, a larger touchscreen, and illuminated touch sliders for controls. The latest digital instruments and a new steering wheel design enhance the interface, alongside an integrated ChatGPT function in the IDA voice assistant.

The powertrain options for the Golf have been expanded to include two new plug-in hybrids with substantial electric and combined range, along with a quick-charging feature, continuing to offer the existing TSI, TDI, and eTSI mild hybrid drives.

The first new Golf to roll off the assembly line was one painted in anemone blue metallic.
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