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This Is Our First Decent Look At The VW Golf 8

VW has released some design sketches of the eight-generation Golf ahead of its imminent debut

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This Is Our First Decent Look At The VW Golf 8 - News

On 24 October, we’ll be in for one of the most important car reveals of 2019. The eight-generation VW Golf will say its big hello to the world, but if you just can’t want until then, here’s a cheeky preview.

VW has revealed a set of design sketches depicting what’ll no doubt end up being - just like the outgoing car - the C-segment hatchback to beat.

This Is Our First Decent Look At The VW Golf 8 - News

Tone down the usual outlandish design sketch details, and you’re left with something that won’t be much of a departure from the MkVII. Is that an issue? Not necessarily - the Golf 7 is an attractive looking car, and the new fully-electric ID 3 ticks the more outlandish stylish box.

Although it won’t look much different from the outside, it will be packing a lot more tech on the inside. We’re expecting much more sophisticated driving aids, and as seen in an interior sketch sent out a few months ago, much more screen real estate in the cabin.

This Is Our First Decent Look At The VW Golf 8 - News

The Golf 8 will also feature mild-hybrid powertrains, and it was previously thought the GTI would be one of the electrified version. However, VW has since reportedly ditched its hybridised Golf plans, giving the GTI one last ‘pure’ ICE hurrah.

What do you think of the Golf 8 from what you’ve seen so far?