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In brief: The new Golf – intelligent, connected and electrified

It is the most successful Volkswagen of all time: the Golf, which has sold more than 35 million units. A phenomenon. The newly developed, eighth generation of the best-seller is now launching: digitalised, networked, predictive, intuitively operated and innovatively electrified. Never before has a Golf been so progressive.
Basic version will already include networking features
The new Golf is a vehicle that has been more closely connected to the driver than ever before. The basis for this are standard digital instruments (Digital Cockpit) with a 10.25-inch display, an Infotainment system (8.25-inch touchscreen featuring online connection) and a multifunction steering wheel.
The drive programme of the new Golf features petrol, diesel, natural gas (CNG), mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid drives. All petrol and diesel engines are turbocharged direct injection units.
Car2X communication means the Golf is the first Volkswagen to exchange information relevant to the traffic situation with other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure in the vicinity within a radius of up to 800 metres.
The first series-production Golf rolled off the production line in Wolfsburg in March 1974 and was available at dealerships from May in the same year. A new era definitively began where the Beetle had dominated the scene with its rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive for many decades.

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