Wolfsburg - The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf was meant to have come on stream later this year, but now it has been delayed until early 2020, according to Automotive News Europe.
The reasons for this, are not completely clear however.
German newspaper Bild recently reported that the engineering teams were experiencing some “technical bugs” related to the advanced interior technology that is being introduced in the new hatch, including the fully digital cockpit system that is permanently online.
While Volkswagen has admitted to the problems, it denies that these are the reason for the delay.
When Automotive News Europe contacted sales and marketing chief, Juergen Stackmann for comment, he stated that the delay was more to do with tactful timing.