The new Volkswagen Golf 2019 has been revealed in a set of spy shots snapped during testing on the infamous Nurburgring.
These images mark the first time the next generation Golf has been caught on camera.
Volkswagen is currently testing and refining the iconic hatchback ahead of its release.
While the Golf is uncovered in these images it does not give an indication about how the vehicle will look.
It wears cureent Golf bodywork stretched over the vehicle’s new underpinnings.
It will be longer and wider than the current model and have more swollen wheel arches and a slightly extended bumper.
Production of the Golf will take place at the company’s Wolfsburg Plant in Germany and the first customer-ready cars will roll off the factory line in June 2019.
Karlheinz Hell, Volkswagen’s small car boss, said: “The next Golf will take Volkswagen into the era of fully connected vehicles with extended autonomous driving functions.
“It will have more software on board than ever before. It will always be online and its digital cockpit and assistance systems will be the benchmark in terms of connectivity and safety.”
VW has also already promised that the car’s interior will feature a ‘revolution.’
It could follow the design language featured on the latest versions of the Polo and the Touareg.
The new Golf is also set to have more advanced technology and features than any previous iteration of the car.
One of these advancements will be in the powertrain department for performance ‘R’ and ‘GTI’ models and a potential shift to all-wheel- drive for the R.
A 48V mild hybrid system will be employed to improve performance.
It will be build on an updated version of the MQB chassis, which is expected to shave 70kg of weight off the car.