2019 VW Golf Mk8 price, specs and release date

Russell Campbell
December 13, 2018

A silhouette sketch of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf has been revealed by the company.  Read on for the car’s price, specs and release date

  • Revealed

    official sketch of 2019 Volkswagen Golf

  • Specs include

    mild-hybrid tech

  • Price & release date

    from £18,000. Due Mid 2019

An official sketch (below) of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf has been revealed, continue below for full info on the car’s price, specs and release date.

2019 Volkswagen Golf price and release date

The new Volkswagen Golf price is expected to start from around £18,000, rising to around £35,000 for the Golf R hot hatch that’ll have more than 300hp and four-wheel drive. Alternatives include cars like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Kia Ceed.

2019 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf styling

This teaser is our first official hint what the 2019 Volkswagen Golf might look like, though calling it a ‘hint’ might be a little generous. What’s most obvious is that the new Golf will have the same two-box design as the current Golf (and every Golf that has come before it) allowing VW to squeeze as much space as possible out of the car’s relatively small body.

The line up the sides of the sketch points to a body work crease that’ll run from the front to the back of the car to give it a more substantial appearance. Also visible from the drawing is a new roof-mounted spoiler that’ll help clean up the air flow at the back of the car – consequently making minor improvements to fuel economy.

Around the front the Golf appears to have been given new LEDs that sweep under the main headlights and are less angular than the ones you’ll see on the current model. Finally, there’s the thick C-pillar at the back of the car which is another trait that makes the car instantly recognisable as a Golf.

In fact, it’s fair to say that the sketch bears a striking resemblance to how we imagine the car to look like as shown in the image below. It gives you an even better idea what you can expect from the new Golf. The new grille will likely feature elements that will close over at speed to help aerodynamics along with a predominantly flat floor and the spoiler at the back of the car.

Step to the side of the car and you’ll see the two-box styling common to any Golf that’s ever been built. New body creases will set the new model out from the old, but expect the 2019 Golf to keep the unfussy look of the old car. New alloy wheel designs will be another clue and you can expect them to go up to 19-inches in size, depending on which model you go for. At the back, meanwhile, expect to see pretty new tail lights with smart LED light signatures and a pair of fat twin exhaust pipes.

2019 Mk8 Volkswagen Golf interior

Inside, there’s a new digital screen replacing conventional dials in front of the driver, which will be very configurable and will show driving, navigation, media and economy information. With autonomous technology also set to feature.

The Golf is likely to be the first mainstream family hatchback to receive such a large armoury of self-driving technology. It’ll pinch some of the gadgetry from the new Audi A8 limousine, and will be VW’s most connected model in the company’s history. A new 48V electrical system will power the car’s electrics, allowing the engine to be completely shut down when the car’s not under power.