The 8th generation of the VW Golf is again setting the global benchmark for hardware in this segment. As expected, this will not bring about a revolution, but has been enormously enhanced and is definitely modern.
Fresh comfort and a nice microfiber sports seat are basically a highlight.
With the improved button-less controls, it takes a little getting used to. Although you can still use the simple infotainment interface if you really want volume control, for example.
With a longer wheelbase, the VW Golf Version has more legroom, which family members will love.
The low fuel consumption of the 1.5 TSI turbo petrol engine updated with mild hybrid technology is extraordinary.
VW Golf 8 2021 Exterior Design
The length of the current Golf 8 version is 4.63 m, and the hatch is 4.28 m. This confirms that the recent Golf release has taken over the entire wheelbase and even the Skoda Octavia or Seat Leon’s length in its newest generation.
All-wheel drive is also standard, and the Alltrack will have a towing capacity of up to two tonnes. In its newest style, the Golf also looks a bit blatter and slimmer.
The headlights are equipped with standard LED technology. Matrix LED headlights with 2x 22 LEDs are also available as an option.
The matrix headlights will be used to cut high beam specific areas. Then you can drive in high light without glare or even though several cars are in front of you.
The adaptive high beam feature for standard headlights will only be activated later. This is the modern paradigm where hardware comes first, but programs can only be implemented later.
Therefore, you will tell the consumer what it is if the maker does not immediately provide it. On the other hand, it will encourage prospective car owners to order it.
2021 VW Golf 8 Interior
Yes, if you don’t like being totally buttonless, you always have options. Apple CarPlay / Android Auto is also supported by this device.
Opt or standard with higher trim, infotainment features in the 10-10, and also wholly buttonless.
The highest level also provides the natural voice command “Hey Volkswagen” and wireless Apple CarPlay.
You may also need this since software with several different functionalities could also be a little complicated and not straightforward.
You’re not going to find manual AC for either setup. It’s all operated by the capacitive buttons just at the bottom of the display.
You can press cooler, warmer, swipe, or even apply speech input “I’m cold.” It will be even more difficult for those who want to adjust something while driving.
Interestingly, though, there are need-oriented climate controls on display, such as “warm hands” or “cold feet,” which further configure the associated program.
Seat heaters are also available for the front seats and for the rear seats, as is the 3-zone automatic air conditioner.
The space available at the front is also the same as the previous version. We particularly like the new Ergoactive Golf seats and fabric/microfiber covers, which provide the simple benefit of comfort.
You’ll find elegant sport seats made of fabric/microfiber on the R-Line, which are also quite comfortable. Although at Alltrack, the seats come in a sleek gray fabric style.
The additional glass sunroof reduces the front headroom a bit but is still suitable for tall people. The interior of the headliner rises again at the rear.
The rear legroom of the Golf Varian is 4 cm wider than its predecessor or at the Golf Hatch, thanks to the longer wheelbase.
That means there’s a lot of legroom in the rear, also for tall individuals. The trunk is significantly expanded to 611 liters. The maximum storage space with seats folded within Varian is 1,642 liters.
The storage space is comfortable and square. The idea is clear and reasonable, similar to a cargo area roller blind, railed on the side.
VW Golf 8 Features and Performance
It aims to ensure that you do not get an error message when driving straight ahead. Or if your hand is already in the steering wheel.
VW Golf 8 Specs
- Turbo petrol TSI: 1.0 l 3-cylinder 110 PS; 1.5 l 4-cylinder 130 PS or 150 PS
- Turbo petrol eTSI + mild-hybrid (automatic for DSG): 1.0 l 3-cylinder 110 HP; 1.5 l 4-cylinder 130 HP or 150 HP
- R: 2.0 l 4-cylinder 320 HP
- Turbo diesel TDI: 2.0 l TDI 115 PS or 150 PS (opt all-wheel drive); 200 PS (all-wheel drive) for Golf Alltrack
- Length: 4.63 m and Hatch is 4.28 m
- Width: 1.79 m
- Height: 1.45
- Wheelbase: 2.69 m and Hatch is 2.63 m
Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast, and he has years of experience in the automotive field as an engineer. Now he is also active as an automobile blogger and member of the auto community.