Official sketches of the exterior and interior of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf were released overnight.
Up front the new Golf features new slim-line headlights, while the cabin will be available with a digital instrumentation cluster, high-mounted high resolution touchscreen infotainment display, and fewer physical buttons.
It's understood the Golf's new infotainment setup will have wireless connectivity to various online services, including possibly car-to-car communication, and its software can be upgraded by via over-the-air updates.
A report from Autocar last week stated many models, at least in Europe, will be sold with a 48V mild hybrid system.
We know the Golf will be offered in both five-door hatch and wagon body styles. In addition to hot GTI variants, the plug-in hybrid GTE — which, again, is unlikely to make it to Australia — will gain extra performance.
The e-Golf will not make the transition to the new generation, as the company has already launched the similarly sized pure electric ID.3, which rides on the dedicated MEB EV platform.
The new Golf will go on sale in Europe from December this year, but won't be launched locally until the fourth quarter of 2020.