The wait for the new Volkswagen Golf is nearly over.
The world debut of the all-new Volkswagen Golf is just a couple of days away. This is a big deal for VW, as the Golf is one of the brand's best-selling models and one of the most popular hatchbacks in the world. Specifically, the eighth-generation Golf will be unveiled on October 24 at an event held in Wolfsburg, Germany, which will be live-streamed from 6:00 pm local time.
Ahead of its debut, Volkswagen has dropped another teaser photo previewing the new Golf's design. This time, we get a sneak peek at the next-generation Golf's rear.
Unsurprisingly, the taillight design hasn't changed much from the last-generation Golf, but new graphics freshen up the look. We can also see the 'Golf' badging is no longer positioned below the taillight. Elsewhere, the rear will feature VW's new corporate logo, but this isn't shown in the teaser.
Previous renders released by VW were more revealing, giving us a clear look at the front-end and interior. From these renders, it's clear the new Golf will retain its iconic look but many design elements have been modernized for the new-generation model. Unfortunately for VW, the new 2020 Golf leaked last week thanks to photos posted on Facebook by a Czech Volkswagen fan page.
The front incorporates a thin, full-width light strip and sharper-looking LED headlights, while the driver-focused cabin has been upgraded with digital displays and new connectivity features. It will also handle better than the last model thanks to new suspension technology.
While the base Golf being shown this week will go on sale in some markets such as Germany as early as December, it won't be going on sale in America. Instead, US customers will only be able to buy the new high-performance GTI and R variants, which will be unveiled next year. Not that we're complaining, because the latter is expected to spawn a new R Plus hot hatch with 400 hp on tap.