Volkswagen Golf MK8 Will Debut In 2017

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

American consumers are just barely getting a taste of the all-new MK7 Volkswagen Golf, but the next-generation is looming on the horizon, according to German outlet Hannoversche Allgemeine.

According to the paper, the next-generation Golf will debut in 2017, and borrow the upcoming Passat‘s suite of advanced safety and tech features. A new infotainment system, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, a self-parking system and distinctive styling will be the major changes for the MK8.

Both the Passat and the MK8 Golf will use VW’s MQB architecture, but don’t expect to see the MK8 in North America any time soon. While the MK7 has been in production for world markets since late 2012, sales have only just begun in North America. That should put it on track for debut around 2019 on our shores.

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  • Jacob Jacob on Aug 21, 2014

    You can't confuse MK5 Golf with later models because of headlights.

  • Judging by how VW have been designing their cars lately , it probably would just be a evolution of the current model which itself was a evolution of the last generation.

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    • HerrKaLeun HerrKaLeun on Aug 21, 2014

      They have always been conservative in design which makes it timeless and lowers depreciation. A fad will be over soon. They alo always appealed to well-off people as well ad poor. Not offending anyone sells many cars. Wish they'd be equally conservative with their quality....

  • RHD RHD on Aug 22, 2014

    So the US gets the old model while Europe gets the latest and greatest. Just like Nissan selling obsolete Tsurus in Mexico for years and years, we are now oficially being treated like a third-world country by the Germans.

    • Mike978 Mike978 on Aug 22, 2014

      Hardly. One year is not exactly huge and we get specific cars for the US market - just like Honda and Toyota do. Are you going to rant that Europe doesn`t have the Camry but the US does, so we are treated as a third world country??

  • Kosmo Kosmo on Aug 22, 2014

    IMO, the topic has been well covered by commenters above, so I will derail it mildly by stating that I'd buy a GTI version of the upcoming Golf Sportwagon in a heartbeat! Stick strongly preferred. Brown not required.