World Premiere of the New Golf to Mark the 50th Anniversary​

Front view of a white 50th anniversary Golf
A grey 50th anniversary golf in front of all previous generations
Rear view of a white new Golf

The iconic Volkswagen Golf celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024 and to mark the occasion, Volkswagen is launching an enhanced version of the bestseller. It impresses with a next-generation infotainment system, a more intuitive operating concept, a sharper front and read end design, and efficient drive systems. For the first time on the Golf, an illuminated Volkswagen badge adorns the front of the car.

Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars commented: “The Golf has been at the heart of the Volkswagen brand for half a century now, offering affordable mobility for all at the highest technical level. This is precisely what we are now building on with the new evolutionary stage – with even higher efficiency, comfort and quality and a new operating concept. The Golf does not get any better than this.”

The new infotainment landscape features a newly developed, intuitive infotainment which has a free-standing touchscreen with a diagonal up to 32.8cm. It is ergonomically optimised and has illuminated touch sliders for temperature and volume control at its base.

Alongside this, the multi-function steering wheel has been enhanced and include the new IDA voice assistant. The IDA allow you to use natural language to access the features of the Golf such as the air conditioning but also to access online information from weather forecasts to general knowledge. It’s able to do this by integrating the artificial intelligence based chatbot ChatGPT into the IDA.

Parking has never been easier thanks to the enhanced Park Assist Plus function. As you drive past a potential parking space it will be able to detect whether the space is large enough and then starts the parking procedure accordingly. It takes over the steering as well as the acceleration and braking whilst you sit back and monitor the process. Park Assist Pro will also be available for the first time on the Golf which allows drivers to guide their vehicle in and out of parking spaces via their smartphone. Area View is also new to the Golf, a 360 degree view is created by merging the views from four cameras into one image on the infotainment screen.

The new plug-in hybrid drives in the Golf offer increased power and an electric range of about 100 km, and are additionally equipped with a DC quick-charging function. The highly efficient 48 V mild hybrid drives are particularly appealing for drivers who have no charging wall box at home. A total of nine different options – mild hybrid (eTSI), plug-in hybrid (eHybrid01 and GTE01), turbocharged petrol (TSI) and turbocharged diesel (TDI) – will be available for the product line in the launch phase. The Golf GTI has become even sportier with added power compared to its predecessor. Further Golf derivatives will be introduced successively throughout 2024.

To date, more than 37 million Golfs have been sold across the eight generations and the brand is building on its ability to adapt as a driver of innovation with enhanced efficiency, comfort, and quality, and a smart operating concept.

For more information about when you’ll be able to get you hands on the new Golf, please contact the teams at Specialist Cars Volkswagen in Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy today.

Close up of the illuminated Volkswagen badge on the 50th anniversary Golf
Interior of the 50th anniversary Golf showing the steering wheel and all controls
Side view of a white 50th anniversary Golf