A few days ago, Volkswagen announced to the world that they will be debuting a new logo, a new brand, as well as the all-electric ID.3 next month. Set to be revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the automaker claims that these will re-position Volkswagen under the brand's strategic reorientation.
All well and good, but what about one of its bread and butter offerings, the Golf? Not to worry as Volkswagen has been busy of late testing the all-new hatchback. Already in its final stages, Volkswagen decided to release the first image of the next-generation Golf albeit wearing camouflage.
At first glance, it appears the Mk.VIII Golf only received an evolutionary redesign. It still keeps the familiar shape as before which has since become a hallmark design. However, look past the black and white camo, and you'll notice it gets a slightly different front fascia.
A sleek pair of headlights, as well as what appear to be a unified front grill and bumper, make their way on to the all-new Golf. In fact, it looks like the front fascia borrowed several styling cues from the midsize Arteon. Also worth noting on the camouflaged Golf is the unique lettering that Volkswagen was able to incorporate on the livery. According to the automaker, this was done in order to show to everyone that this is indeed the all-new Golf without divulging anything.
“At this time, we will not disclose all details of the new Golf, but you can already perceive its elegant proportions. The next generation will be a genuine eye-catcher,” said Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design.
No other details regarding the new Golf were mentioned by the automaker. However, Volkswagen did say that eighth-generation Golf will have electrified powertrains, a more advanced infotainment system, assisted driving features, as well as a plethora of online-based functions and services.
Patiently waiting for it to arrive in the Philippines? Sadly there is a low chance of it arriving here as Volkswagen Philippines currently get all their models from SAIC-Volkswagen in China. Perhaps the automaker can offer it as an indent order special.
The Mk. VIII Volkswagen Golf will make its official debut near the end of 2019.