The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf will be looking to hit the big time electric jackpot as it introduces the most recent version of the great selling Golf series.
The company announced that it will be looking to provide its best selling hatchback with a forty eight volt generator that will be belt supported and have ability to also go into a limited hybrid version. Initial plans will be to run production only for the European market in the immediate term and then look to ship the Golf into the United States sometime in early 2020.
The company has also not specifically detailed which engine the new Golf with the 48 volt system will come with, however there are rumours that Volkswagen will look to drop in its popular in line four turbo charged one point five litre that will pump out around one hundred and fifty horses. The forty eight volt platform is also currently being used by sister brand Audi in their A8, A7 and A6 models, which have the extra ability to be more fuel effective with their new system that allows their engines to shut off and coast at certain speeds so that the fuel efficiency numbers can get even better.
The next generation 2021 Volkswagen Golf will look to measure up against the likes of the Ford Focus Hatchback, the Honda Civic Hatch, the Mazda 3 hatchback, the four door Mini Cooper and the Infiniti Qx 30. All these put the next gen Golf in some pretty heady company, but we believe that the German Giant will be looking to aggressively defend its turf as the Golf has been a cash cow for the company and now going into its eight generation we are pretty sure they won’t hold back to keep up that status. You can also expect to see the Golf’s price point come in somewhere in the $22k range depending on how much you add to the standard package.