Volkswagen Golf to Debut at the End of the Year – MotorTrend

We have seen prototypes of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf running around, so we thought the compact car might make its debut pretty soon. But it looks like we’ll have to wait several months to see the new car. And don’t expect sales to begin until next year.

VW had planned to debut the Golf at the Frankfurt auto show in September, but the reveal has been pushed back, reports Automotive News Europe. The report says the Golf will go on sale at the start of 2020.

Previous media reports hinted that technical glitches caused the delay, and VW says it’s working on some issues as a result of the car’s advanced technology. But VW denied the glitches as the reason for the delay.

“We think it’s better to come early next year with a full throttle offensive,” Juergen Stackmann, VW brand’s sales and marketing chief, told the publication. “It’s a sales decision since you don’t try to put cars under the Christmas tree when no one is paying attention.”

A VW spokeswoman confirmed to MotorTrend that the Golf will be revealed at the end of the year. The automaker has yet to determine specific timing for the Golf’s market launch in North America.

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