Volkswagen's new is set to be revealed later this month.
A Volkswagen representative confirmed with Roadshow on Thursday that the eighth generation of the blockbuster nameplate will debut on Oct. 24 at an event in its hometown of Wolfsburg, Germany. Supposedly, according to a Motor1 report, this car was set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month, but company brass pushed it back to give its some extra breathing room, and of course, media attention. Whenever a new Golf comes out it's huge news and would have stolen much limelight from the ID 3.
Another reason for the Golf's delayed disrobing has to do with development issues. Supposedly, engineers have been wrestling with software problems related to its over-the-air update capability.
Not too much is known about the upcoming, but based on spy photos it should carry forward the current car's tasteful exterior styling. Some may deride the outgoing version as duller than a broken pencil, and yes, it's far from the most exciting thing around, but that visually clean look is practically guaranteed to age well. With their wild grilles and crazy swoops, will any modern Lexus look good in 20 years? Probably not.
European drivers will certainly be able to purchase a 2020 Golf once it goes on sale, which shouldn't be too far off since it's reported production has already commenced in Wolfsburg. The bad news is Volkswagen's seminal model perhaps won't be crossing the Atlantic.
Rumor has it the Golf will no longer be offered in North America due to lackluster sales. Volkswagen stood by its previous statement issued earlier this year that said, "Otherfor the North American region." VW has already confirmed the practical and surprisingly good .
That's certainly a heaping helping of bad news, but if it's any consolation, we will eventually receive performance versions of the car including the spunkyand ever-entertaining -- even if the standard Golf won't be sold in North America.