Volkswagen is working on a redesign for the Golf hatch and here we have a pretty good rendering, showing a possible look for the model.

Volkswagen is working on a redesign for the Golf hatch and here we have a pretty good rendering, showing a possible look for the model.

Our colleagues from OmniAuto have prepared a digital illustration of the eight generation Golf that is expected to debut in late 2016 or early 2017. This visual interpretation suggests the car will get Audi-sourced laser lights in its top variants, a more aggressive front end, and sharper lines than the current model. What also caught out attention are the C-shaped LED daytime running lights, integrated in the front bumper.

Despite being called Mk8, the new Golf will actually be a heavily revised version of the Mk7 – just like the automaker did with the Mk5 and Mk6. This means it will ride on an updated version of the MQB platform that will also underpin the facelifted Skoda Octavia and Seat Leon.

OmniAuto is reporting the bestseller won't be offered as a three-door model anymore, as demand for this version is very weak.

It’s already known that the new Golf will benefit from a gesture control technology, currently being previewed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The infotainment system of the car is expected to support MirrorLink, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Besides the major interior upgrade, the 2017 Golf will also get a mild hybrid powertrain, according to recent reports. The 48-volt hybrid system will combine a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged unit, a starter motor/generator, and a lead-acid battery. This ultra-frugal Golf is rumored to return a real world average fuel consumption of around 50 miles per gallon (4.7 liters per 100 km). 

Source: OmniAuto

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