The new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 won’t arrive until 2020 say the German press as VW struggle to get the Golf’s new technology working.
Volkswagen had planned to reveal the Golf Mk8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the autumn, but that’s not going to happen, according to Bild, because Volkswagen are struggling to get the new Golf’s technology working properly.
It seems the new Golf is getting a fully digital cockpit with permanent connectivity to coax buyers of ‘Premium’ models in to the Golf, but the new technology is throwing up bugs VW need to fix.
Volkswagen deny the claims, saying they have now decided to push back the launch of the new Golf until the start of 2020 so they can avoid a market launch at the end of the year, normally a quiet time for new car sales.
Whether or not it’s technology problems with the new Golf or marketing needs driving the decision to delay the launch of the Golf, it won’t be launched at Frankfurt, but the new VW I.D will.
In fact the new VW I.D Hatch – the proper start of VW’s EV push – is already available to order in Europe, even though we have no real specs or price points yet.
What the launch of the VW I.D. also means is that there will be no e-Golf in the Mk8 range.