Volkswagen sends the 2020 VW Golf, next golf for the first time on a public test drive. Even with an old sheet, but with new cockpit and EA-888-engine modified tail.
It takes only slightly more than a year until the start of the production of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf. In the June 2019 begins the construction of the new compact in the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, which has publicly confirmed VW before suppliers. High time to send the next generation of the inevitable bestseller in the vote. Now the first testbed of the 2020 VW Golf is away by secret test tracks on the go: the next golf turns test laps on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The test vehicle is a so-called “Mule”, so new technology under the old, familiar plate. The prototype is the body of the Golf 7 only one visible difference: the rear bumper and the rear fender are modified. That seems at first glance like a provisionally repaired rear shock. However, this detail shows more. Namely, that the Gulf grows to the next model change.
The eighth VW Golf grows in length and wheelbase. The current generation, 2012 introduced one of 4.25 meters shorter models in the compact class: the new Ford focus about reached 4.37 meters in length.
The inmates in the next golf get more space so that we also expect more boot space. So far, 380 liters in the golf rear fit, after the change of the model, it will be more than 400.
2020 Volkswagen Golf Interior & New Features
A new digital combination instrument sitting in the testbed. There are already in the Gulf but in a different form the virtual speedometer. The climate control unit is also changed. The New Golf exchanges the control dial for temperature and blower against buttons. The design and the ergonomics are similar to the control panel of the new VW Touareg in the basic version.
The buttons, the console screwed-on, and the flat DSG selector could indicate a new operating concept. It is probably at the input via touch screens – maybe even with two separate screens. Audi introduced a similar system in the A6, A7 and A8 models.
Another possibility: The infotainment monitor is significantly larger and takes over the functions of the air conditioner. Because no screen in the prototype is built, the engineers with a simple screening helped. The DSG lever must have no deeper meaning.
Under the hood of the test vehicle is a four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine without cover. Nothing changes to the layout of battery, air filter box, and coolant reservoir. The position of the oil staff suggests that it involves one 1.8 – or 2.0-liter engine of the series “EA 888” is. VW currently covers an area of 180 PS (Golf all track) with him up to 310 HP (Golf R).
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTi Engine
A photo of the subfloor also shows a multi-link rear axle. For weaker engines, VW is so far on a simpler construction, so it will be a golf with more power. Further, restricting the small steel rims: A brake, which fits under 16-inch alloy wheels, there are currently only up to an output of 230 HP. It could be so even an early prototype of the GTI.
This is consistent with the statements made by VW Chief Herbert Diess. He said in the interview with MOTOR-TALK last year: the 2020 VW Golf GTI 8 “is very pure be”, but “a classic development” of the current Golf GTI. There will not be a hybrid GTI.
Electricity is still a major issue in the new golf. For the first time, there will be him with 48-volt electrical system and belt Starter gene Arator. So, VW wants to save much gas in the Compact. A second electric motor in the transmission or on the rear axle would be technically possible. The basis for the mild-hybrid train is the 1.5-liter gasoline engine (“EA 211 Evo”).
is Hybrid Engine available?
In the new golf, VW brings also a natural-gas engine up to 160 HP. diesel engines will there continue to be in the Gulf. Clean your exhaust with NOx Storage cats and AdBlue. Unfavorable operating conditions, where poor exhaust values occur, could be bridged with electric compressors.
An E-Golf no longer is. Generation 7 VW needed this model to produce a vehicle with electric drive on the market. In the future no longer: early 2019 the VW I.D.., an electric car with specially developed platform debuts. The I.D. continues and costs less than an E-golf. And eliminates the E-golf.
2020 Volkswagen Golf Release Date and Price
We expect precise details of the eighth generation of golf in about a year. VW invested 1.8 billion euros in the development of the new model. Advanced autonomous driving functions the manufacturer has already announced, also a permanent Internet connection. For specific prices, it is still too early. Currently launches the compact 18.075 euros as a three-door model. We estimate that the new golf around 18,500 euro will cost and is only as a five-door hatchback.