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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #100 on: 14 February 2019, 10:24 »
Jesus that silver thing is ugly!
Are you sure it’s not a heavily disguised 1 Series BMW?  :lipsrsealed:

Its not great is it.... hopefully there are still some disguise bits on it because that silver one looks like an Astra and a 1 series had a baby...

Often on ‘undisguised’ test cars, the light clusters are taped off and the bumpers might be early pre-production versions that don’t actually make it into production. Manufacturers like to hold some of the details back until the official unveiling.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #101 on: 22 February 2019, 09:34 »
I wonder if this engine is going to be the one which makes it into the MK8 GTI?

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-eurocars/formentor-revealed-as-cupras-first-standalone-car/39675

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #102 on: 22 February 2019, 09:46 »
Doubt the mainstream GTI would be plug-in hybrid. That technology is sh*te
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #103 on: 22 February 2019, 12:19 »
For those waiting on the MK8 it seems like the leap forward into new technology on the performance models might just be a small step and the MK 8 might be more a MK 7.75 



It seems they ditched the hybrid and its just going to be more rework on engines and they styling will be VW subtle and there might even be a step back with a touch less environment of larger media units 



https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/volkswagen-ditches-hybrid-plans-play-golf-gti’s-strengths
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #104 on: 27 February 2019, 21:43 »
A dealer told me today that they don't expect a performance golf until 2021. Make of that what you will.
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #105 on: 27 February 2019, 21:45 »
If I was still as sales person that’s exactly what I would be telling you too 😆

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #106 on: 27 February 2019, 22:04 »
Vw live chat told me there would be no Mk8 Golf. 😂
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #107 on: 02 March 2019, 13:05 »
A dealer told me today that they don't expect a performance golf until 2021. Make of that what you will.

That may be right. Carwow are now reporting that the GTI and R won't be available for a full two years after the new car's initial launch with 1.0 and 1.5 petrol engines available.

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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #108 on: 03 March 2019, 11:28 »
A dealer told me today that they don't expect a performance golf until 2021. Make of that what you will.

That may be right. Carwow are now reporting that the GTI and R won't be available for a full two years after the new car's initial launch with 1.0 and 1.5 petrol engines available.

Depends where carwow’s website people are lifting their info from.
If they’re collating press reports from European ‘scoop’ type magazines sites or actually being drip fed from industry insiders directly. Personally I think there’s a lot of guesstimates in that article.
Even VW UK seem in the dark about most of it which isn’t unusual. I remember at the launch of the mk7 they were debating publicly whether they’d even bother importing the R after poor mk6 R sales. Then the 7R became one of the best selling model’s in the range after they ballsed up with the cheap leases expecting them to have high residuals like the sought after but rare 6R! 

Since dieselgate VW seem ever more inconsistent and rudderless.

https://www.carwow.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/news/2367/volkswagen-golf-mk8-2017-price-specs-and-release-date
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Re: Mk 8 Golf
« Reply #109 on: 03 March 2019, 12:12 »
Funny how that article still mentions hybrid tech when lots of other articles said VW had binned the idea.
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