Volkswagen will introduce the eighth generation of Golf 2017Oleg Skrinnik
In order to save money, the manufacturer Volkswagen decided not to upgrade its best-selling Golf 7, which was introduced in 2012, and immediately began to develop a new, eighth series Golf, which is very popular in European markets.
More recently, German sources managed to get information about this car: what will be the ego design and what we will see as equipment.
Making Golf 2017
The basis of the hatchback was taken advanced MQB platform. We will not see any grandiose changes in the exterior of the novelty: it will remain as well recognized, but in its functional qualities it will be more modern. New LED optics and sharp body lines will add courage and aggressiveness to the car.
Overall dimensions of the car
The dimensions of the novelty will remain practically unchanged, the width will be the same, the height will be 1430 mm, the model will be 4280 mm long. The total weight of the car will decrease by as much as 75 kg (inDepending on the configuration, this indicator may vary) due to the wide use of light auxiliary components and aluminum alloys in the design.
Interior VW Golf 2017
Due to the increased wheelbase, the interior of the model will be increased. The interior will use high-quality materials, as in premium class cars.
The developers paid maximum attention to the multimedia complex with modern software. The mobile device of the driver is synchronized with the system to the maximum, providing access via the touch screen to its files and applications.
The modern information system of the novelty will include a navigation system with auto-update of the maps, a function notifying about traffic jams will also be available. Innovative cylinder shutdown systems at non-high speeds will be included to save fuel, an automatic braking system that recognizes pedestrians, car parking, a start / stop system.
Technical characteristics of the new Volkswagen Golf 2017
In order to reduce fuel consumption, the manufacturer assumes not only a reduced total weight of the car, but also equips it with new power units.Especially for this, a new line of three-cylinder turbo efficient engines was created:
- Gasoline 116-strong 1-liter engine;
- Gasoline 1.8-liter 180-strong version;
- Diesel 105-hp 1.6-liter TDI;
- Diesel two-liter TDI powerplant, generating 190 hp
Especially for the new-generation Golf, the Volkswagen manufacturer has developed a ten-speed robotic DSG gearbox. When it was created, overall indicators were adjusted to the previous checkpoint, so the DSG is easily mounted when assembled into the MQB platform.
According to the manufacturer, the newly-made gearbox will work with the power unit more smoothly, helping to reduce emissions of harmful substances into the environment, as well as fuel efficiency.
As a result, the new car should be one of the most high-tech cars in its class. The turbo engine, together with the innovative transmission, should also provide low fuel consumption and excellent dynamics.
Presumably, the new Golf 2017 model year will be the basis for the entire model lineup of Volkswagen.The manufacturer does not exclude that this car will be taken as the basis for creating new versions of the Scirocco coupe and the full-fledged Tiguan crossover.
The eighth version of the popular car will be released next year. Information on when sales of the eighth generation Golf will begin, and how much the car will cost, is not yet known. Given all the innovations that directly affect the cost of the model, it can be quite high for this class.
If the eighth generation of this car will be released next year, it will be logical to assume that in about two years the manufacturer will present a “charged” modification of the Golf GTI of a new generation. Presumably, the "hot" version will receive a two-liter turbocharged power unit.
Its power will be equal to 260 hp, and the modification of the Golf GTI Perfomance will be even more powerful. If today's version of this modification develops 230 hp, then on a new hatchback the bar will increase to 300 hp. Also, there is information that the new GOLF GTI 8 will be available in the Clubsport version, whose power will be 330 hp.