VW Golf MK8 Owner's Manual

VW Golf MK8 Owner's Manual
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One of the most popular cars in the world is the Volkswagen Golf. In 2020, a new version of the model was released, which is in great demand in 2023. This is the 8th generation of the legendary hatchback, which strikes the hearts of many motorists. Externally, the car has undergone minor changes. It has become more ergonomic, there are changes in optics.

In the cabin as a whole, the manufacturer adheres to simplicity and comfort, as well as the rejection of many buttons and knobs. Many systems are controlled using touch screens as well as a 10-inch tablet. You will find many settings on the multifunction steering wheel – convenient and functional. The salon has a backlight with 32 color options. Each owner will be able to customize the lighting design for themselves.

Today, the Volkswagen Golf is moving away from the trend of the “kid” car – many family people also buy it. The model is not only powerful (maximum power depends on the engine), but also economical, convenient, safe. There are several configuration options, among which you can choose the option with the maximum number of electronic assistants and security systems.

Engines: there is plenty to choose from

A large number of engines are put in this car, among the most popular:
• Petrol: 1.0 liters (115 horsepower), 1.5 liters (150 horsepower) and 2.0 liters (190 horsepower);
• Diesel: 1.6 liters (115 horsepower), 2.0 liters (150 horsepower) and 2.0 liters (190 horsepower).

There are also options that are equipped with a hybrid installation (battery capacity of 13 kW), which will allow you to use the car even more economically and practically. It is noteworthy that all variants without a hybrid installation are equipped exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. Hybrid variants will delight with a dual-clutch DSG range.

Dimensions: how they have changed compared to the previous generation

Compared to the Golf 7, the new model has the following dimensions:
• Length — 4284 mm (+26 mm);
• Width — 1789 mm (-10 mm);
• Height — 1456 (-36 mm);
• Wheelbase size – 2636 mm (+16 mm).

Closest competitors

Volkswagen Golf 8 has several closest competitors: Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA, Audi A3, BMW 1 series.

VW Golf MK8 Overview

The VW Golf MK8 is the eighth generation of the iconic VW Golf hatchback. It continues the Golf’s legacy of practicality, comfort, and innovation while introducing new technologies and features for an enhanced driving experience.


  • Dimensions (Min-Max):
    • Length: Approximately 4284 mm
    • Width: Approximately 1789 mm
    • Height: Approximately 1456 mm
  • Curb Weight: Approximately 1,337 kg
  • Wheel Size: 16 inches
  • Model Variations: Base, Comfortline, Highline, GTI, GTD, R
  • Engine Options:
    • Various engine options, including gasoline, diesel, and hybrid
  • Engine Power:
    • Varies by model, ranging from approximately 81 kW (109 horsepower) to 235 kW (316 horsepower)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: Approximately 50 liters


  • Standard Features:
    • Advanced infotainment system
    • Driver assistance features
    • LED headlights and taillights
    • Keyless entry and start
  • Optional Features:
    • Virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Wireless smartphone charging


  • GTI, GTD, and R models for enhanced performance and sporty styling
  • Customization options for exterior and interior features
  • Available in various exterior color options


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  • Tire Replacement: Typically every 40,000 – 60,000 kilometers
  • Battery Replacement: Dependent on the model and powertrain type
  • Oil and Filter Change: Recommended every 10,000 – 15,000 kilometers
  • Common Check Engine Light Causes:
    • Malfunctioning sensors
    • Fuel system problems
    • Ignition system issues
    • Exhaust system issues
    • Catalytic converter problems

Common Breakdown Causes

  • Electrical system issues
  • Suspension and steering problems
  • Transmission issues
  • Brake system problems
  • Cooling system and radiator problems