Scooped: next-gen Volkswagen Golf Mk8 fully undisguised

This is it folks. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf Mk8, fully laid bare. Spotted on the streets in its native Germany, the Mk8 Golf sports an evolutionary design as expected. Starting with the front, the LED headlights are now much slimmer, while the lower air intake with body colour accents now stretches across the entire front fascia, giving the car a wider and lower look.

Upon closer look, you’ll notice the strange location of a second filler cap behind the front fenders. That’s because the Golf captured here is the GTE plug-in hybrid variant and behind the second cap is actually a charging port.

Further telltale designs of its electrified powertrain are the hidden exhaust and unique drag reducing wheel design.

While details are scarce at this stage, we can expect the Golf GTE to share the same powertrain as the Passat GTE. This means a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor to give a combined output of 162kW.

The new model is expected to afford a pure EV drive range of up to 56km via its 13kWh battery, with 0-100km/h acceleration time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 222km/h.

Photos via Clicccar

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