The next-generation Volkswagen Golf Mk8 will roll off the production line in Wolfsburg 75 weeks from now. That’s in June 2019, revealed by Volkswagen at the Golf 8 Supplier Summit event for key vendors.

“In 75 weeks, the eighth generation of the bestseller in the compact segment is to roll off the production lines at Volkswagen’s main plant, in Wolfsburg, Europe’s largest car factory,” the German giant announced.

A June 2019 roll off would mean that the next iteration of Europe’s best selling car will be revealed earlier, possibly at the Paris show later this year or the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March next year.

VW says that it has secured most suppliers for its next big project, which it had invested £1.6 billion (RM8.8 billion) in – 80% of the vendors are already under contract for today’s Golf, which is a “sign of considerable mutual loyalty,” according to the board member for procurement, Ralf Brandstatter. It “creates a broad basis of trust and provides greater security for planning,” he said.

According to Auto Express, Karlheinz Hell, Volkswagen’s small car boss, said: “The next Golf will take Volkswagen into the era of fully connected vehicles with extended autonomous driving functions. It will have more software on board than ever before. It will always be online and its digital cockpit and assistance systems will be the benchmark in terms of connectivity and safety.”

Expect evolutionary styling for the revamped living icon, which will continue to sit on VW’s modular MQB platform and illustrated here by renders.

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