2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8: First Look

Do you know what it means when a number of images of the all-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has entered the cyberspace? Yes, that means it’s time for the model to be revealed. Motor Elpais, which publishes the pictures, shows them without any cover, revealing the beauty of the new-generation hatchback.

When you look at it, especially from the front, you will immediately know that this is the Golf. There are visible changes made by designers, including new headlights which are slimmer than before and daytime running lights that look more stunning. In addition, the grille has also been redesigned, making it appear smaller. And of course, the VW badge is something that must be present on the front.

Looking down from that point, there’s a body-colored extensive central air intake with chrome accents. Meanwhile, the car also gets a revamped hood with a shape that is more pleasing to the eye than before.

Changes can be found again on the Golf when we realized that it looks more sleek and its shoulder line is more pronounced. In terms of line dynamics, it also improves as the body line now crosses door handles as well. In this generation, the car also retains its prominent C-pillar.

At the back, the Golf presents a new tailgate with revised backlights. The back window also looks more rakish. In other parts, the update reaches the bumper area and the dual exhaust system.

From all that is caught in the eye, the Golf’s exterior is indeed all-new. However, we still haven’t talked about changes inside, which are actually bigger. The driver now faces a new steering wheel as well as a digital instrument cluster and infotainment system that have a more modern feel.

If that isn’t enough, the dashboard has also been updated with a stepped design and an illuminated accent to freshen up the eyes of the front passenger. Other features include new switchgear, metallic accents, and slender air vents.

Engine choices are expected to vary for the hatchback, ranging from a 1.0-liter three-cylinder to 1.5-liter four-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The Golf Mk8 is also thought to offer a 1.5-liter CNG and some 2.0-liter diesel engines.

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