The 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has been spotted undisguised well ahead of its anticipated public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2019.
The new Golf, also referred to as the Golf 8, is a sharper, more refined version of the current 7th gen Golf hatchback, and is set to become a technological marvel for the coveted German brand. The Golf 8 is based on a massively overhauled version of the current modular MQB platform, reducing up to 50kg off the overall weight of the car.
The Golf 8 is will also be wider in track and longer in the wheelbase, creating more interior space in the cabin and pushing it further away from the now-similarly sized VW Polo hatchback in overall dimensions.
The new Golf will also boast a drastically different level of technology it utilizes. It will not only offer 12-volt mild hybrid systems to complement its powertrains, but it’s set to debut the Volkswagen Group’s much more sophisticated 48-volt hybrid system as well. Both hybrid systems will incorporate a new combined starter motor/generator that can add baseline power and torque to the engine.
Golf is the all time best-selling model for Volkswagen, ahead of the iconic Beetle. It came on the scene in 1974 and since then the hatchback has sold over 30 million units worldwide.