New Volkswagen Golf 8 Estate

One of the best – if not the very best – family hatchbacks money can buy, the Volkswagen Golf 8 has a lot going for it. For a start, it’s a smart-looking and practical vehicle that delivers above-average driveability and comfort for its class. It comes well-equipped as standard too, and its running costs are much more likely to make you break into a smile than leave you broke.

With 10 different Golf 8 trim levels to choose from, you should have little trouble finding a variant that closely meets your motoring needs.

    Interior If you require a car that can comfortably accommodate friends, family and colleagues, the Golf 8 won’t let you down.
      Roomy cabin and boot The Golf 8’s five seat cabin easily accommodates two adults – or a trio of younger travellers – in its rear compartment. A 381-litre boot should suffice in most situations, but whenever you require extra luggage capacity, simply fold the rear seats to unveil a 1,237-litre load volume.
      Audio entertainment Enjoy your favourite music and speech-based content wherever you drive with a standard-issue six-speaker sound system that features DAB digital radio, an FM tuner and four USB-C ports.
      Stay connected A 10.25-inch high-resolution touchscreen, a Discover Media Navigation system, internet access and wireless smartphone integration are all included as standard. No matter where you travel, you’ll always be connected to the outside world.
      Safety assured The Volkswagen Golf 8 comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating – and safety features such as multiple airbags, front and rear seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child-seat anchorage. The car is equipped with a wide range of driver aids too, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Dynamic Road Sign Display and a front-facing camera (for distance control).
      Exterior This smart-looking family hatchback offers easy five-door access and is equipped with plenty of desirable standard-issue features.
        Alloy wheels The baseline Life trim rides on stylish 16-inch alloy wheels whose lightweight yet hard-wearing design contributes towards enhanced efficiency and performance.
        LED lights As standard, the Golf 8 is equipped with automatic LED headlights and LED taillights, ensuring outstanding visibility front and back. LED daytime running lights are included too, which means the car always stands out in low light conditions.
        IQ.LIGHT Available as an option with Life to Black Edition trims or as standard with GTE grades and above, IQ.LIGHT is an LED Matrix headlight system that uses Dynamic Light Assist high-beam technology. It automatically enhances night-time visibility while ensuring that oncoming vehicles remain un-dazzled.
        Golf 8 GTE With the GTE trim, the Golf 8 adopts an altogether sportier aspect, riding on larger alloy wheels, for instance. It also features a GTE name plate, GTE bumpers and an elegant blue-trim strip that stretches from headlight to headlight.