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    Golf 8 Premiere

    So many engine options, but knowing VW Australia we get fraction of them.

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    New Volkswagen Golf Mk8 revealed - motoring.com.au

    Despite all the powertrain advances for Europe’s Golf 8, Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the version to be launched Down Under in late 2020 will continue with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 110TSI engine.

    Among its new technologies will be wireless Apple CarPlay and the availability of a head-up display and new 10-inch infotainment touch-screen.

    The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is likely to be launched alongside mainstream versions of the new Golf 8 here from late next year, but from launch it too will be limited to a carryover engine for Australia — in this case the same 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo four that powers the current Golf 7.5.


    After 6 x VW's in the family (5 x Golf's and 1 x Polo) this basically kills off the plans to replace 2 of them next year with MK8's. There simply isn't enough advancement in them to be attractive. The "constantly connected" is a pipe dream for Australia, I can barely maintain a mobile conversation for the 25 k's drive to work without drop outs. And it's not going to get any better with microwave 5G.

    Started looking at alternatives over the weekend, the Volvo S60 RDesign is the current preference.

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    Gary
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    Caradvice and Carsguide said no new powerplants at all for Australia, so straight carry over of what we have now it would seem. I prefer the looks of the 7.5 so why wait for the 8? My wife's Golf 7 is due for replacement, we were thinking of waiting for the Golf 8 but now she's starting to thing of hybrid or PHEV because as she said, the next car can't use more fuel than the current (which is TDI and she regularly gets very low 4's)
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    Anyone know when the Mk 8 will be available in Oz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donweather View Post
    Anyone know when the Mk 8 will be available in Oz?
    not until late next year
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    Thanks

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