What’s New in the Volkswagen Golf 8?
The all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 is ready to impress. With an updated look, refined interior, and all the bells and whistles you could ask for, the Golf is ready to make a splash. Read on to see what’s new in the Volkswagen Golf 8.
The first thing you’ll notice about the new Golf is it’s…different. In a good way, of course. For starters, the bonnet has a new shape with a satisfying dip and c-vents to emphasise its sportiness. The R-Line offers a sleek R badge to complement the updated VW logo and 18” Bergamo wheels. The bumper side and rear diffuser keep with the sporty look, while the 381L capacity remains the same – making plenty of room for luggage.
Let’s Step Inside.
The Golf is an iconic vehicle, so updates to such a long-reigning champion need to be made with care. That was, of course, no issue for Volkswagen, as they kept – yet refined – the iconic plaid. Now featuring lush velour bolsters and headrests, the Sardinia sports seats* will make you feel like you’re on the track.
Driving feels a bit different, too, in a good way. A push-button start is complemented by the new shift-by-wire automatic 8-speed, sleek and low-profile. On the steering wheel, there are now light-up, touch-sensitive buttons that take a simple slide of a finger to activate temperature adjustment, audio volume, and more.
*standard on the R-Line.
Set the Mood.
Imagine: you’re driving down to Queenstown on an autumnal weekend. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and you’re blasting Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of Autumn in New York because it just feels right. You flick on the orange mood lighting as golden hour diminishes and the mood is just right. This is possible in your new Golf 8, with 30 different colour options (in the R-Line, ten in the Life), you can change the interior to match your mood.
At Your Fingertips.
The 10.25″ Active Info Display Pro touchscreen is a functional piece of beauty. Standard across the entire Golf range, you’ll experience connectivity and technology like never before. With Satellite Navigation, wireless charging for compatible phones, and Wireless App-Connect, you’ll boost productivity – and safety – with the digital cockpit at your fingertips.
If that’s not enough, the head-up display (standard on the R-Line_ allows you to keep your eyes on the road, while keeping the most important information at a glance. Speed, driving directions, and more project onto the windscreen ahead of you, keeping your eyes on the road and the distraction levels at a minimum.
Travel Assist helps keep driving fresh and safe by supporting you in monotonous or trying driving situations (see above, driving to Queenstown). The new Golf can assist in keeping you in-lane, maintain your speed, and monitor the distance of the traffic in front of you.*
The Front and Side Assist is another feature that allows for a safer journey. The Side Assist uses an LED signal on your exterior mirror to warn of a vehicle in your blindspot, avoiding collision. The Front Assist can help prevent an accident altogether by detecting pedestrians and vehicles on the road and warning the driver. If the driver does not react in time, the system can initiate emergency braking.*
*within the limits of the system. The driver must be ready at all times to override the assist system and is not relieved of his responsibility to drive the car carefully.
Retaining its fan-favourite features, but now with upgraded goodies sure to make your heart swoon, the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 is ready to impress. To experience it yourself, book in a test drive with our team.
**Driving range figures standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Actual results achieved will differ according to operating conditions and driving style.