Mark your calendars, because the new Volkswagen Golf now has a debut date.
While the electric ID.3 hatchback debuted at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show last month, we're still waiting for the all-new Golf to arrive. The ID.3 marks the start of a new electric era for VW, but the Golf is still an undeniably important model considering VW has sold more than 35 million models since it launched back in 1974.
Originally, the eighth-generation Golf was supposed to debut alongside the ID.3 at Frankfurt, but the reveal was delayed due to software issues. Volkswagen has since confirmed the new Golf will make its world debut this month, but now we have a more specific date.
Mark your calendars, because the new Golf will debut on October 24, which is only around three weeks away. Volkswagen has confirmed that the new Golf will debut at a special event hosted in Wolfsburg, Germany at 12:00 EST.
Dubbed "Life Happens with a Golf," the reveal event will showcase how the new Golf will "set new standards with its unmistakable design, intelligent digitalization, networked assistance systems, and the entire range of efficient and electrified powertrains."
Spy shots and leaked photos have shown the new Golf will have an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary design. It will also ride on an upgraded version of the current model's MQB platform, meaning it should be lighter and have a longer wheelbase than the current Golf. The interior is likely to get a more overhaul, and the new Golf is also expected to be more high-tech with new driver assists and a semi-autonomous system.
While the new Golf will finally make its world debut in just a few weeks, the base model won't be sold in America. Instead, US customers will only be able to buy the more powerful GTI and R models. We're not complaining, though, since the latter could produce over 400 hp in the range-topping R Plus version.