Just last week, Volkswagen dropped a teaser image of the upcoming Golf Mk8. While the sketch didn’t give away too much about the car, I did sent the internet into a frenzy about the arrival of the benchmark hatch.
However, earlier today, a video featuring what appears to be a red Golf Mk8 has gone viral on social media. The car is clearly not a Golf Mk7, and is very likely a prototype for the Mk8, as it was left hand drive.
The car was spotted in the Eastern Cape, not too far from Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Uitenhage, so it is very likely a test mule undergoing extreme weather testing. Production of the Golf Mk8 is only expected to kick off around the middle of 2019, with the model likely debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019.
We have since reached out to Volkswagen South Africa, but are yet to hear back.
Do you think this is the Golf Mk8?