My MK6 is long ago paid for so now it's like driving a free car. I plan on doing that for a long time. It's one of my favorite cars that I've owned. When it's used up I'll cherry pick a nice MK7. Don't think I could ever get over the glass dash & all the nannies on a MK8.
As seen in the spy shot below the mk8 GTi exhaust will remain the same as the current mk7,I like it... My biggest gripe is the fake quad exhaust they stole off an E63... Everybody's doing it tho so it must be cool
Yes yes I know but that is not a production vehicle.As seen in the spy shot below the mk8 GTi exhaust will remain the same as the current mk7 the fake exhaust tips you refer to are not actually hollow, they’re more of a design element, and (in Europe at least) feature on several of the current golf models such as the R-Line.
Well, I’d not seen that shot before! That looks to be the GTE at the launch event, the shot of the GTi is how the production model will look as it clearly has a new design bumper and splitter.
Bet the Pretoria wheels are on only for testing.it looks like the new GTI will have Golf R type rims.
Looks better than some other pics but in white the lower side pieces make is look like a mustache!Here's the Mk8 Golf R, undisguised. Gotta say, I much, much prefer the looks of the Mk7.5 GTI and R compared to this. The Mk8 styling looks more "mini SUV/crossover" than "hot hatch" to me. If I'm looking for an upgraded daily in the future, I'll be looking at a used Mk7.5 R.
Volkswagen's latest all-wheel drive hot hatch has been spotted undergoing winter testing with no camouflage, showing off the next-generation exteriorwww.autoblog.com
I agree, you can always go to the ROW websites and look at them. I'm a fan of the digital dashes etc, but some of the touch controls are a bit too much. Imagine having a 75 yr old guy trying to use a touch sensitive controller in a S class. They already hated it because there were too many buttons on the dash. Ever tried the cadillac system that controls audio and climate control? I never figured out where exactly I needed to press on something. Didn't matter if it was a 2015 or 2019.. Throw in a configurable hud, 500 lighting settings, 15 safety systems, a reverse camera mirror, built in air freshener, massage seats, heated arm rests. No wonder customers don't know how to open or close the air vents lolWe go through this with every new generation - a crapload of people cry "EWWWWW!" and hate the new design - until the final product sees the light of day, then they see it in the flesh, and it's suddenly at least "ok" or more likely, they actually like it. I strongly suspect this will happen all over again.
The problem I have with the Mk8 is the interior. It's a disaster. Touch & slider controls everywhere - which have already been widely rejected by customers globally.