Volkswagen Golf 8
Volkswagen

Volkswagen is readying to launch its most progressive Golf car yet: its eighth generation. While retaining the functionality and classic design that earned the Golf hatchback international popularity, the new Golf comes with the kind of tech upgrades usually reserved for top-of-the-range whips.

Described as “digital and connected,” the all-new Golf boasts a digitized, high-end cockpit. What’s more, you have the option to include intuitive design features, such as available voice-activation. The new Golf offers multiple options, like choosing your road-trip soundtrack, navigating your route, or even turns finding a parking spot into a breeze.

Volkswagen Golf 8
Volkswagen

Aside from showing off with a multitude of slick cock-pit upgrades, other elements have stepped their game up, too. For example, this is the first-ever VW to make use of traffic swarm intelligence, enabling advance hazard warnings. The Golf can give you important information (like speed and navigation) via an available windshield head-up display and features available spec upgrades like the Travel Assist, which makes assisted driving possible — where you don’t have to actively steer, accelerate and brake — on motorways up to speeds of 210 km/h (130 mph). On top of all that, the optional Ambient Light system lets you brighten up your daily commute with up to 30 different colors to choose from.

If eco-consciousness is at the forefront of your mind, the engine won’t let you down. The vehicle can cut consumption by up to 17 percent in comparison with its predecessor – its four TSI and TDI engines can currently be configured with the new “Life” equipment line.

Volkswagen Golf 8
Volkswagen

Upgrade choices include 16-inch alloy wheels, exterior and interior background lighting, the Discover Pro navigation system, voice control, Dynamic Road Sign Display, and leather steering wheel, to name just a few. The all-new Golf will be available in spring 2020.

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