The all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 - everything you need to know!

The all new Golf 8 is the most progressive Golf of all time. While the exterior design is an evolution over its predecessor, the interior is where the revolution really begins. It’s available to order now.


It features Volkswagen’s most advanced connectivity and driver assistance systems, and an all-new digital dashboard, representing the biggest technical leap forward in the history of the model.

There is an extensive range of new technologies that come as standard, including the Car2X safety technology (a first for Volkswagen, 10-inch Digital Cockpit and infotainment display.

Car2X technology in the first generation warns the driver of problems, such as end of a traffic jam, location of an accident and roadside breakdowns. For example, if a driver slams on the brakes because of a roadside problem, the drivers behind must react with very little warning.

The Car2X communications with other vehicle of sudden braking manoeuvres by other traffic participants, enabling more time for the other drives to react. Drivers are also alerted if an emergency vehicle is approaching and from which direction even before it’s possible to hear the sirens. Giving the driver as much time as possible to safely react.

The Golf 8 also offer the following as optional equipment: Head-up display projection onto the windscreen; Matrix IQ Lights and a new premium speaker provider – Harman & Kardon.

View key information without taking your eyes off the road ahead, thanks to the new Head-up Display. Data such as vehicle speed, driver assistance system and navigation instructions are projected straight onto the windscreen.

Matrix IQ LED light technology features interactive light control that makes night-time driving safer. Information from the front camera, navigation’s digital map data, GPS information, steering wheel angle and driving speed activates specific LEDs for optional lighting.

Other safety and intelligent driving technology include:

Predictive Pedestrian Protection: which features a camera and radar sensor-controlled warning system. This alerts you if it detects a pedestrian at the edge of a road. This is standard on all models.

Adaptive Cruise Control: helps you maintain a predetermined set speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. Standard on certain models.

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC): provides a choice of different driving modes, Normal, Comfort or Sport. This is optional on all models.

Air Care Climatronic: This newly designed air conditioning system has a Smart Climate menu that can be used to activate specific individual functions such as ‘Warm feet’ or ‘Clear view’ = not only at the press of a button, but also using voice control. 


Volkswagen have renamed two for the most popular trims for the Golf 8.

The new Life trim replaces the SE/Match and the Style trim replaces the GT/GT Edition. As well as these two new trims, the R-Line is also available. The Golf GTE and performance Golfs will be announced at a later date.

Standard specification across all models:

  • LED headlights
  • 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro
  • 10-inch infotainment unit
  • App Connect
  • Car2X safety technology
  • e-Call
  • Keyless Go
  • One-zone climate control


Golf 8 Life adds:

  • 16-inch ‘Norfolk’ alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation, including three years of We Connect Plus
  • Light and sight pack
  • Leather steering wheel and gear gator
  • Alarm
  • Wireless App Connect, including inductive charging
  • Parking sensors (front and rear)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 10 colour ambient lighting

Golf Life available from £23,300.


Golf 8 Style adds to the Life trim:

  • 17-inch ‘Belmont’ alloy wheels
  • Three-zone climate control
  • 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Enhanced LED headlights including high beam assist
  • Art Velour with front sports comfort seats
  • Carpet mats (front and rear)

Golf Style available from £25,495.



Golf 8 R-Line adds to the Life trim:

  • 17-inch ‘Valencia’ grey metallic alloy wheels
  • R-Line exterior styling
  • Rear tinted windows
  • Heated leather steering wheel and gear gator
  • Brushed steel pedals
  • Carpets (front and rear)
  • R-Line sports seats with integrated head restraint
  • Progressive steering
  • 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Driver profile selection
  • Sports suspension

Golf R-Line available from £26,165.



Trims are available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines including the new eTSI.

New eTSI engine: the new ‘mild hybrid eTSI’ engine is available in the new Golf 8. These are petrol engines that are coupled to a 48 V system plus 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). Efficient TSI engines mean perfect performance while significantly cutting fuel consumption. All eTSI models feature a powerful brake energy recuperation function. The 48 V system also makes it possible to coast while the combustion engine has been completely switched off to save even more fuel.


There are fantastic offers across the new Golf 8 range.

  1. Three months on us

Enjoy three months on us, with 3.6% APR Representative Volkswagen PCP Finance.*

  1. £1,250 deposit contribution

There is a fantastic £1,250 towards your deposit when purchased on Volkswagen PCP Finance at 3.6% APR Representative.**

  1. Upgraded Discover Navigation Pro system

Order a new Golf 8 by the end of June and you could qualify for the an additional infotainment system worth an extra £1,600!

The Discover Navigation Pro system includes additional equipment such as:

  • Natural voice control
  • Media and streaming services direct to the car
  • Gesture control
  • Dual map display on the infotainment and Digital Cockpit Pro


Visit the Pulman Volkswagen website to learn more.



Euro NCAP – the golf has achieved the highest score in the Euro NCAP crash test.

AutoCar – 4.5 stars out of 5 given by Autocar. Read the review.

AutoExpress – 4 stars out of 5 given by AutoExpress. Read the review.


Terms and conditions apply:

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. **£1,250 deposit contribution can consist of a contribution towards the cash price and/or a contribution towards the deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP. Payable at the end of your agreement. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available when ordered by 30/06/20 and delivered by 30/09/20. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Excludes 0% APR offer.

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