Volkswagen Golf Updated: Reveal in Jan 2024

VW’s Mid-Cycle Update: Infotainment & Powertrain Changes

Subsequent to the present-day puff piece highlighting a adjusted headlight cluster, Volkswagen has publicly established that the redone adaptation of the Golf is to be presented in January 2024.

Volkswagen has revealed some intriguing information about the upcoming mid-cycle refresh, including the phrase “next-generation infotainment systems and software.” It appears that the automaker is referring to the larger head unit that will be featured in the all-new Tiguan. This update is meant to address the criticism the company has received for its unconventional cabin designs, and will likely be accompanied by a simpler interior layout with fewer buttons.

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf will still come with “new assist systems and powertrains.” It is anticipated that the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will be kept, and a minor performance increase is expected for the Golf GTI, which currently produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the more powerful Golf R offers 315 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels.

The forthcoming iteration may retain the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox, despite the much stricter Euro 7 rules. It remains uncertain yet if it would be available only for the GTI or not. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) will still be an integral part of the selection.

To mark its 50th anniversary, Volkswagen will be unveiling the “Mk8.5” Golf. This model will be an update to the current Mk8 Golf, which was launched in 2019. The reveal of the “Mk8.5” is set to coincide with the nameplate’s golden jubilee, and will honor the legacy of the original Golf that was introduced back in 1974. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the same genius behind cars such as the BMW M1 and DMC DeLorean, the Golf was an instant success, selling a million units just two years after its debut.

Over 37 million units of the Volkswagen Golf have been sold thus far, earning it the distinction of being the most successful VW model ever created. Paying tribute to its success, Volkswagen Classic is exhibiting the generations I to VII at the Paris Retromobile show between January 31st and February 4th 2023. Later in the year, at the Bremen Classic Motorshow between February 2nd and 4th, they will be showing off a Golf I along with the Golf-derived EA 276 concept car from 1969.

Concerning the imminent reworked version, Volkswagen announced that the pre-sale length will initiate in early 2024.

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