Few cars have the legacy of the Volkswagen Golf, and as the eighth generation arrives it attempts to combine both new tech and performance with what makes enthusiasts so dewy-eyed. For the 2020 Golf, then, it’s all about popularizing technologies, most notably hybrid drivetrains. Indeed there are a full five hybrids coming at launch.
That includes plug-in hybrid and eTSI, with different levels of power offered across the board. Not all will be coming to the US, mind. Indeed right now only the Golf GTI and Golf R are confirmed for the US, with the regular Golf 8th Gen still under consideration as of the car’s big reveal.
Inside, there’ll be a new Car2X car-to-car connectivity system that’ll be installed as standard. That can communicate up to 800 meters, or half a mile, between other cars and city infrastructure. There’ll also be an optional head-up display.