VW Introduces Highly Connected 8th Generation Golf

Wolfsburg:  VW introduced its new Golf sporting advanced connectivity and semi-autonomous capabilities.    An optional system steers, accelerates, and brakes the vehicle during highway trips.  You can use a smartphone to start or monitor the car.  Standard is a digital dashboard with video displays and touchscreens.  Amazon’s Alex is integrated, too.

Europeans get several hybrid versions.  And twin-dosing diesel technology cuts emissions.

VW says we’ll see the sporting GTI Stateside in 2021.  VW hasn’t said whether the ‘standard’ Golf will accompany its hot hatch.