There is life left in the iconic Golf name, but as electrification looms, things could start to look quite different
In a presentation to Australian media representatives, Volkswagen announced that a facelift for the Golf would arrive “beyond 2024”.
This could be the last time we see a fully-combustion Golf as electrification looms for the German automaker.
Chasing Cars has recently reported that a Mk8.5 Golf could bring more than just aesthetic changes, but also more power and better in-cabin technologies.
For the facelift, it’s likely that the current Golf Life and R-Line could remain, but the new official intel confirms that the much-loved GTI and full-fat R variants will live on in updated guises.
Volkswagen is likely to bring out a series of special editions, especially for the GTI and R end of the lineup.
Although there will be some enhancement and upgrades, it’s unlikely that major changes, such as a different engine or transmission, will occur.
Volkswagen has also confirmed that the Volkswagen ID2 electric car – a mix in size between a Polo and a Golf – will be coming to Australia likely around 2026.
However, Volkswagen has also globally revealed a ID GTI, which is likely to be a replacement for the iconic GTI nameplate going forward.
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