The eighth-generation of VW’s Golf hatchback embraces an increasingly digital and advanced future yet remains an excellent driver’s car.
Once upon a time, the launch of a new Volkswagen Golf was considered a major international automotive event. But for the new eighth-generation Golf that goes on sale in other markets as a 2020 model and may or may not reach the United States in mass-market form, it’s all a bit different. That’s because VW is pursuing a new electrification strategy with the Golf-sized ID.3 as both a precursor and the anchor of its EV push. The actual Golf plays second fiddle. But that shouldn’t distract us from taking a closer look at the latest version of Germany’s iconic compact hatchback. Within the evolving automotive landscape, can the Golf continue as the company’s most popular offering?
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