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The 2020 Volkswagen Golf MK8: This Is All Of It

All Photos Credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
All Photos Credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The current VW Golf was a revolution when it came out, at least by the standards of the slow-roll Golf, coming with new modular MQB architecture under the skin. And now there’s a new new Golf that’s, well, back to evolution not revolution.

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The 2020 MKVIII (that’ll be fun for the forums) is expected to have a revised version of MQB and the exterior looks, well, extremely Golf-like, just a little bit sharper. The biggest change in the looks, coming from a new set of almost completely undisguised spy photos, is that the headlights now have BMW-style crinkles at their base.

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The big change, we expect, is going to be inside. The rather dreamy VW design chief Klaus Bischoff has told the press that it’ll be super digital inside, as CarAdvice.Au reports. “It’s a revolution. It’s really a total digital environment; the only analogue aspect is basically the steering wheel,” was the quote from Bischoff, back in January 2018.

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The other somewhat open question is what will happen to the current E-Golf, as VW’s EV program will be having a bunch of Golf-sized ID cars coming out right around this time. Autocar expects a hybrid GTE model, but doesn’t give great sourcing.

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In any case, it’s a handsome car, and I look forward to seeing people crash their rentals on the Nürburgring some time next year.

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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

“It’s a revolution. It’s really a total digital environment...

90% of Jalopnik readers can join me in interrupting now: PASS!

The day that VW ditches their famously good tactile ergonomic prowess and starts adding to their notoriously bad electrical componentry is beginning of the end.