Golf 8 testing with decals over the tail lights and a few pieces of tape
obviously have to reserve judgement until we see the production version, but the higher hood and more aggressively sloping roof are a huge step backwards. Like when the Mazda3 went to its current shape from the old high-roof shape. Ugh.
Loved my '16 R. Would be tempting to order a '19 R in one of the sweet custom colors if I had a use for another car. Hopefully we'll still have the 6MT on the Mk8.. but not exactly optimistic.
Supercar owners: If your housekeeper can afford to register their car in your state, so can you.
We've got an amazing country; don't like the taxes in your state, you can just move. How many other countries have this freedom?
2019 Audi A5 - back to the brand after 28 years
2017 Golf Alltrack SEL+Tech - Son #1. In a galaxy far, far away
2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD - Wife's
2004 Acura TSX - Son #2. The sax-mobile
1967 Chevrolet Corvette - I promise to get this car back on the road in 2018....
Also, I don't think you know what a "mule" is. It's a couple of years past the mule stage and will be entering production soonish. It's going on sale this fall for cryin' out loud.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
In the UK for the first time. Saw this last night. What is it? Quad pipes, no badging, tails look different from mk7 but also kinda looks like mk7? GTI clubsport pre facelift?
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2016 Golf S 1.8TSI / Tungsten Silver Metallic / 5MT / 19" Cadiz / VWR springs / Golf R headlights / Neuspeed p-flo intake / Neuspeed hi-flo turbo discharge kit / CTS throttle pipe / CTS turbo inlet pipe / VCDS tweaks / LED upgrade / Home of the Urban Joke Mod
'17 Oryx R DSG | APR Stage 2 93 HT v2.6 | APR TCU | APR DP | APR Intake | APR IC w/ boost pipes | APR Exhaust w/ AWE remote | APR A01 Wheels 19x8.5 | Ed's Reps 7.5 tails
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/01/...lf-spy-photos/ower, wider, sleeker than the current model
We recently got a look at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf hatchback that was virtually undisguised. Unfortunately, the photo was grainy, and there was only one image. To supplement that, we've got additional spy shots of a somewhat more covered prototype, but in high-resolution and from pretty much all angles. They show the car to be evolutionary, but generally lower, wider and sleeker. And despite the camouflage, we can actually make out a few details not noticeable in the older photo.
At the front, the fascia appears to be lower, and that look is emphasized by how the top of the headlights align with the top of the grille, leaving most of the lights to dip below. The grille itself is even thinner than before, too. The headlights still wrap around the front fascia, but they now have more curves along the bottom edges and little extensions like winglets that come off the trailing edge of the lights.
Moving along the car, we can see that the windshield isn't nearly as upright, giving the Mk. 8 Golf a sleeker overall look. The mirror posts have moved from the corner of the window down onto the sheetmetal of the door. The C-pillar leans farther forward now, and the window line and hatch follow suit, furthering the sleek look of the new car. The character lines along the car's flanks now extend all the way to the taillights that also feature more shape in the form of little drop-down sections.
We expect to see the new Golf make its debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. It will likely be on the latest iteration of the MQB platform, with the electric Golf using a version of the new MEB platform that will be used on the I.D. models. Regular Golfs will likely come with a version of the 1.5-liter gas engine available in current European models. The GTI will probably still use a 2.0-liter engine, but bumped up to around 250 horsepower, and the Golf R could see as much as 350 ponies under the hood.