I know this isn't the right place, (is there an MK8 discussion thread?) but just watched a youtube vid of the Paris motor show, the Hyundai i30N "option" looks absolutely bonkers with new aero bits, carbon fiber wing, insane seats etc, looks like a freaking rally car. Don't know about performance upgrades, but I imagine there are some. Oh, and the i30N fastback is cool as well. My point is, VW is going to really need to knock it out of the park with the MK8 if they want to stave off competition, and nostalgic trim packages won't be enough.
Of course in North America it doesn't matter since Hyundai hasn't seen fit to bring any flavor of the i30N to our shores, and I don't really see the Veloster N beating a PP GTI and especially Golf R.
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Is it just me or is that kind of “big” by golf standards? It really gives me a low to the ground CUV feel, sort of like the gla
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Oh good. Now Boser hoods are standard.
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Originally Posted by Time for an aSS
just to stop the spread of this, people in the other thread about this ugly car pointed out it's a photoshop.
Meh, I was fooled that'll teach me for not looking closely.
https://www.motor1.com/news/272633/d...lf-taillights/The automaker is developing new interactive LED lights, but there's a vehicle in the photos we can't identify.
The LED lighting revolution continues, and Volkswagen has some pretty cool stuff coming our way both for headlights and taillights. The crux of these new systems is that they can do more than just illuminate the way forward and alert drivers behind; there’s a higher level of communication capability to help both the person behind the wheel and other drivers on the road to navigate safely. We’ll talk more about this in a bit, but right now we have something else burning in our brains – are we actually getting a first look at the backside of VW’s next-generation Golf?
Take a good look at the photo above. We spent a fair amount of time trying to match up this taillight design with VW’s current lineup and we’ve got nothing. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the company’s recent past that matches either, and we doubt an old car would be used for such purposes anyway. The photo gallery at the bottom of the page features a couple Tiguan SUVs and a rendered concept, but none match the light design and visible body lines of the above photo. It doesn’t match any concepts we’ve seen either. In fact, it doesn’t match anything from VW. It does, however, look pretty darned close to the current Golf and a new model is coming for 2020. Here's a comparison with the Golf GTI TCR Concept.
Is this some pretty hefty speculation? Possibly, but it’s not uncommon for automakers to drop teasers in broad daylight, mixed in with regular news. Sure, there could be something we’ve missed, but this could also be a sneak peek at the next Golf – done intentionally or by mistake.
Whatever the vehicle is, it will wear VW’s next-generation interactive LED headlight and taillights. What does interactive mean? In short, micro-pixel headlights will have up to 30,000 light points and high-output LED beams that light up the darkness but can also project info and designs onto the road itself, such as solid lines to show the exact width of the vehicle, or help outline a curve that could be hard to see.
On the other side, LED taillights can communicate certain situations to other drivers behind the car, such as an approaching traffic jam. The lights can also project lines on the road during parking maneuvers, to let other cars and pedestrians know precisely where the car is going. This would all function in conjunction with autonomous systems and vehicle-to-vehicle / vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, as well as through manual control by the driver.
VW doesn’t say when this might come to production vehicles but development is ongoing at the company’s Wolfsburg plant, where there may also be a next-generation Golf being used for photos.
^^^That matches the "photoshopped" spy pics. Either we have a cross-company trolling, or that's the shape of the tails.
As for the LED tech, yes, that's forthcoming by at least one other OEM.
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Man, I would love my tail lights to relay messages to people behind me. "LEFT LANE IS FOR PASSING" "SORRY ABOUT THAT" "GET OFF YOUR ****ING PHONE"
I was just in Wolfsburg yesterday, doing a factory tour. Not that it's at all a surprise, but VW is definitely keeping their cards close to the vest on the next golf. There was no mention of the golf 8---in fact, all discussion still focused on the mk7. There was discussion about the new retro inspired van and MEB platform. But that's about it. I saw nothing running around the town that suggested it could me a mk8.
Seems like we won't be seeing anything official on the mk8 until after the new year.
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At least I think that's all of them! That's off the top of my head.
Oh, and I just knew you could count to four.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
Of the three, that middle render looks to be most likely - specifically the front fascia.
Obviously someone's mockup, but at least a realistic interpretation of the design language we'll likely see.
https://www.carscoops.com/2018/12/po...-south-africa/Volkswagen only recently started dropping teaser images of the 2020 Golf Mk8, despite the car being in an advanced testing phase.
Nonetheless, it appears that it was already spied testing somewhere in South Africa, and with no camouflage on mind you. So, could we be really be looking at the 2020 Volkswagen Golf? Or is the internet trying to play tricks on us with a doctored CGI video?
Let’s see, first of all, this alleged VW Golf Mk8 appears to have fresh front and rear end designs. Only it rides very close to the asphalt, and sits on a set of very large wheels. Of course, it could be either the GTI or the R in an early form, but it could also be a very good tuning job from a private owner. Or a heavily edited video meant to fool viewers. Thus, until we have official confirmation, we’ll take it with a massive grain of salt for now.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen continues testing the Golf Mk8, and they’re probably doing a better job at hiding its design than this video suggests. It will enter production next June, and is said to celebrate its actual premiere in the third quarter of 2019.
Besides the reworked exterior and interior, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf will have a slightly longer wheelbase than the car it replaces. This automatically translates into a more spacious cabin, with the automaker likely focusing on improving rear legroom.
The quality of plastics and other materials is expected to go up, while the ultra-popular compact car could also get semi-autonomous driving features and mild-hybrid powertrains.
"Very large wheels"? I think they look normal.
If production doesnt start til June what is this thing driving all over with no camo?