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Volkswagen Golf

(2020 - present)

The Volkswagen Golf is a five-door family hatchback, available in petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid formats. The current model is the eighth generation and was launched in late 2019. It will arrive in the UK by summer 2020.

Unlike earlier versions of the Golf, there will be no three-door hatchback version. An estate model is yet to be confirmed. Performance models like the GTI, GTE and GTD will follow later in 2020.

Initial reviews of the new Volkswagen Golf have been very positive, although so far they have mostly been from the international launch in late 2019. We will continue updating this page as local reports are published. The Golf has received praise for its ‘all-digital’ interior and for being better to drive than its acclaimed predecessor, although most sources are holding back on definitive reviews until they have driven UK-spec cars on UK roads.

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Body style: Five-door hatchback
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £18,765 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Volkswagen Golf has not yet been lab tested by Euro NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volkswagen Golf has received


  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car for Long Distances

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