All-New Volkswagen Golf to Begin Production in 2019
The Volkswagen Golf is an international icon that continues to attract a healthy fan base. Currently in its seventh generation, the car offers impressive performance and unique styling fitting for its reputation. As it turns out, an all-new VW Golf will enter production in 2019, effectively kicking off the model’s eighth generation.
Volkswagen executives stated that the eight-generation VW Golf would enter production 75 weeks from the Golf 8 Supplier Summit on January 19th. So, you can expect production to begin in summer of 2019.
The Wolfsburg production facility, the largest in Europe, will be revamped to produce the next-generation hatchback. So far, the brand has invested $2.2 billion into the plant in preparation. Dubbed the Mk8, the eighth-generation VW Golf puts an emphasis on connectivity and autonomous driving.
“The next Golf will take Volkswagen into the era of fully connected vehicles with extended autonomous driving functions,” said Karlheinz Hell, head of the Volkswagen compact line.
The eight-generation VW Golf is bound to come stocked with plenty of new technology and improved performance. While there aren’t many specifications that have been confirmed, what we do know is promising. For example, the eight-generation VW Golf will weigh 110 pounds less than the current model, which should improve aerodynamics.
We here at Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington can’t wait to see the production version of the all-new Golf. Until then, stop by to test drive one of our exciting new VW models for 2018.