The Golf 8’s exterior features clean design with narrow LED headlights and a leaner front grille. The imposing bumper gives the Golf 8 more presence and now sits lower to the ground, for a more responsive performance.
The Innovision Cockpit takes all of your settings and displays them clearly on the Discover system’s 10-inch screen. From there you can easily adjust your driving position, air conditioning, radio, navigation and Driver Assistance systems. Set up your Volkswagen ID and once you log in the Golf 8 will remember your preferences.
The Golf 8’s Head-Up display projects your speedometer and Adapted Cruise Control information straight onto the windshield. Sat-Nav and media settings are displayed on the Digital Cockpit, a high-definition screen that sits right behind the steering wheel.
Through the Golf 8’s voice control you can select between radio stations, scroll through your address book, or change course on your Sat-Nav. You can even use voice commands to adjust the setting of the optional Adaptive Cruise Control.
The Golf 8 comes with LED headlights and integrated fog lights as standard. If you opt for the IQ.LIGHT Matrix LED lights you’ll also receive Dynamic Light Assist, which automatically adjusts brightness when it detects oncoming traffic.
The Golf 8 showcases Volkswagen’s quality interior design at its finest. As soon as you ease into the adjustable driver’s seat you’ll notice that thanks to the Innovision Cockpit, there are far fewer buttons to navigate on the dashboard. Choose the optional ambient lighting package and illuminate the interior from a selection of 32 colours.
The Golf 8 is Volkswagen’s first model to feature the e-TSI engine with mild-hybrid technology. e-TSI uses a lithium-ion battery to help power the engine at low speeds and drastically reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. The battery is recharged using energy from braking and coasting.
The Golf 8 comes with a wide range of Driver Assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Assist which tells you if a space is large enough to fit into and then parks for you. It also comes with Travel Assist, which not only keeps you in your lane but can automate acceleration and braking to make driving in heavy traffic less tiring.
The Car2X communicates wirelessly with other Car2X enabled vehicles on the road to provide you with the most up to date traffic information. When you’re stuck in heavy traffic, it uses the information it receives to detect when the end of the jam is coming up and readies the car’s Adaptive Cruise Control.
Optional Dynamic Cruise Control gives you three settings to choose from: COMFORT for the smoothest ride, SPORT for a firmer, more responsive drive, and ECO which adjusts the car’s configuration to save on fuel.
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