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Nothing too unexpected there, and what we’ve come to expect from VW for a model’s mid life facelift.

 

Historically, VW’s mid-cycle facelifts have usually included all or some of the following changes; new design / style of headlights and tail lights, revised bumpers, new alloy wheel designs, a few new colour choices, interior trim changes and infotainment system updates. VW will want to maintain / increase customer interest and sales of the mk8 Golf through to the end of the car’s lifecycle without incurring significant costs. and a range of (mainly) cosmetic changes is a way of achieving this - same for most other car manufacturers too. Also, it’s not unknown for VW to slip in the odd cost cutting measure too to help offset for cost of some of the facelift ‘upgrades’.
 

Looking further forward, maybe of interest is what’s rumoured for the mk9 Golf - or the use of the Golf name on a smaller car (similar in size to a mk4 Golf / the current Polo) in VW’s EV line up. How much of this is just speculation is anyone’s guess, but it’s interesting nonetheless. IMHO, the speculative rendered image looks quite good; 

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volkswagen-golf-be-reborn-£20000-ev-alongside-hot-gti

 

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1 hour ago, R_wannabe_owner said:

Nothing too unexpected there, and what we’ve come to expect from VW for a model’s mid life facelift.

 

Historically, VW’s mid-cycle facelifts have usually included all or some of the following changes; new design / style of headlights and tail lights, revised bumpers, new alloy wheel designs, a few new colour choices, interior trim changes and infotainment system updates. VW will want to maintain / increase customer interest and sales of the mk8 Golf through to the end of the car’s lifecycle without incurring significant costs. and a range of (mainly) cosmetic changes is a way of achieving this - same for most other car manufacturers too. Also, it’s not unknown for VW to slip in the odd cost cutting measure too to help offset for cost of some of the facelift ‘upgrades’.
 

Looking further forward, maybe of interest is what’s rumoured for the mk9 Golf - or the use of the Golf name on a smaller car (similar in size to a mk4 Golf / the current Polo) in VW’s EV line up. How much of this is just speculation is anyone’s guess, but it’s interesting nonetheless. IMHO, the speculative rendered image looks quite good; 

 

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volkswagen-golf-be-reborn-£20000-ev-alongside-hot-gti

 


Can’t say I agree on the rendered GTI image.  I think it’s horrible.  Like the love child of an ID and a Beetle.  Autocar renderings are often wildly unreliable so I hope that’s the case here.  😁

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Hmmmm ...... an electric hot hatch. 🙄

 

Death of the hot hatch as we know it. Nothing against EV's on the whole, but a hot hatch is supposed to be light and fun to drive. Take the Cupra Born at over 1800kg. Too fat and lardy to be fun any more........😔

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19 hours ago, Gus Fring said:

The 8 is the last Golf,  already been confirmed to me. 
 

It’ll be electric but won’t be a Golf, whether they use more ID names or choose something different is still a mystery. 

 Golf and GTI are to be kept. I’ve read it a few times now and from mpvs post….

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20 hours ago, Gus Fring said:

The 8 is the last Golf,  already been confirmed to me. 
 

It’ll be electric but won’t be a Golf, whether they use more ID names or choose something different is still a mystery. 

 

This Autocar article suggests otherwise. The Golf name looks as if it will live on;


https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volkswagen-golf-be-reborn-£20000-ev-alongside-hot-gti

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Yes the MK8.5 will be going on sale in the first quarter of 2024. It will be the last petroleum driven Golf before full electric . The R model will not necessarily be part of that due to the environmental implications. Makes perfect sense as it will take us to 2030 with a 6 year run. Get em while you can guys&gals 👍

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