Auto123 reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Golf, a model at the intersection of mature and aging as it does one last lap before the eighth-generation Golf arrives
The seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Golf is with us one last time before it heads to the retirement home, as it makes way next year for the new and improved Golf, generation 8. Feeling mushy and soft-hearted, we’re ready to forgive this mature model all sorts of little faults and foibles due to its advanced age – but we discover there’s not really all that much to forgive.
The very definition of a sure bet
With its replacement already in the pipeline, the 2019 Golf gets few changes of any substance (as with last year’s model, in fact). But design-wise, there was precious little need for much tweaking, really. If ain’t broke, they say… and this, the top-selling model in Volkswagen history, most definitely wasn’t broken. So the look stays the same (spoiler: it’s not changing all that much for the mk8 either). This version especially is a security blanket of sorts for those who like timeless design and aren’t drawn to the flame that is contemporaneity.
VW is offering its last current Golf in several exterior colours ranging from a sober metallic grey to a bold(ish) metallic green. The standard wheels are 15-inch aluminum alloys, with higher trims getting 16-inch and 17-inch wheels.