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      01-20-2019 07:30 AM #1

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    3. 01-20-2019 08:15 AM #2
      I don't know what makes anyone think this is the Mk8.
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      01-20-2019 08:32 AM #3
      I like how they raised the shoulder line up into the door handles and extended it to the taillights. The Jetta has that same kind of thing, but it's a much more pronounced feature on the Jetta. I like the more subtle approach on the Golf. I'm not sure about the front bumper and front headlights yet. I need some more and better pictures!


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      01-20-2019 12:17 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by adam1991 View Post
      I don't know what makes anyone think this is the Mk8.
      Because it's clearly not a MK7, and it's clearly not another model in VW's lineup. It clearly looks like a subtle evolution of the MK7 style.
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      01-20-2019 12:51 PM #5
      looks like it passed the rigorous Mc Donalds drive thru test.

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      01-20-2019 01:02 PM #6
      Looks like she’s got a little MKVI in her


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    8. 01-20-2019 01:35 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
      Because it's clearly not a MK7, and it's clearly not another model in VW's lineup. It clearly looks like a subtle evolution of the MK7 style.
      umm...yeah. If this isn't a MK8 then what else would it be?

      Personally, I'm not a fan. The front looks droopy and I don't dig the space-eating concept of sloping the rear glass. My favorite feature on the MK7 is relatively flat back; not only is it really practical, but it sets it apart from every other hatchback on the market. Looks like it's gotten closer to Seat Leon.

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      01-20-2019 01:49 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by WTRCULD View Post
      Looks like she’s got a little MKVI in her


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      True, the doors and C-pillar evoke a little MK6-ness.
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    10. 01-20-2019 01:54 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
      Because it's clearly not a MK7, and it's clearly not another model in VW's lineup. It clearly looks like a subtle evolution of the MK7 style.
      Frankly, it looks much more like Mk7.75.
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    11. 01-20-2019 06:07 PM #10
      The side view mirrors are slowly working their way down. They'll be in the middle of the door by the mk10. That stupid little triangle window started with the mk7, I can't understand why the mirror isn't up there anymore.

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      01-20-2019 07:58 PM #11
      Whoa! I absolutely love this. I see some MK5 there too.

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      01-20-2019 08:51 PM #12
      Low roofline in the back, will that hamper headroom?
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    14. 01-20-2019 09:29 PM #13
      Looks exactly like the spy video from south africa. This is more than likely the mk8. I love it

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      01-20-2019 09:34 PM #14
      They all look the same to me.
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      01-20-2019 09:49 PM #15
      As if the rear capacity of the MK7 wasn't crappy enough, they are making the hatch even more sloped...

      Quote Originally Posted by adam1991 View Post
      Frankly, it looks much more like Mk7.75.
      The entire front end is significantly lower then then MK7 and the back hatch is significantly more raked.
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      01-20-2019 11:22 PM #16
      Based on these early shots, I like how this doesn't make the Mk7 look old like the Mk7 did to the Mk6. Maybe we can thank the Mk7.5 for that...
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      01-20-2019 11:25 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by PursuitOfCorrado View Post
      Based on these early shots, I like how this doesn't make the Mk7 look old like the Mk7 did to the Mk6. Maybe we can thank the Mk7.5 for that...
      I would like to see the little triangle windows gone, they really don't help visibility.

    19. 01-20-2019 11:54 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Just another GTI View Post
      I would like to see the little triangle windows gone, they really don't help visibility.
      Agreed. But I think the "opera windows" and the associated mini-pillar are probably required for structural reasons and/or because the door window stuff would be too large.
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      01-21-2019 12:16 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by julianv View Post
      Agreed. But I think the "opera windows" and the associated mini-pillar are probably required for structural reasons and/or because the door window stuff would be too large.
      Plenty of other cars just put a triangular trim piece there. It’s not like the glass piece itself would be structural.

    21. 01-21-2019 01:45 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Plenty of other cars just put a triangular trim piece there. It’s not like the glass piece itself would be structural.
      A triangular trim piece would look even uglier (IMHO). The glass is not structural, but the mini-pillar might be.
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      01-21-2019 04:47 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by julianv View Post
      Agreed. But I think the "opera windows" and the associated mini-pillar are probably required for structural reasons and/or because the door window stuff would be too large.
      They try to minimize blind spots in that area by moving the mirror away from the traditional position and replacing it with glass.

      As for this MKVIII, I'm having a hard time believing that's actually the next gen Golf. It only looks like another refresh of the 7. Even the area between the windshield, door and hood looks exactly like on the MKVII.

    23. 01-21-2019 04:57 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Watts View Post
      Personally, I'm not a fan. The front looks droopy and I don't dig the space-eating concept of sloping the rear glass. My favorite feature on the MK7 is relatively flat back; not only is it really practical, but it sets it apart from every other hatchback on the market. Looks like it's gotten closer to Seat Leon.
      +1
      Prior generations always looked like a golf. You could slap a Mazda or Hyundai badge on this thing and no one would know the difference.

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      01-21-2019 06:38 AM #23
      Those headlights look like something whipped up about an hour before they realized they needed to make the McDs run for the rest of the design team after they lost the bet on if Brexit was going to happen or not.
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      01-21-2019 08:58 AM #24
      I'm willing to reserve judgement until we see some better photos, but if this really is the Mk8 I'm keeping my Mk7.5 longer than I thought or moving onto something else when the time comes.

      As of the moment - it looks like a big disappointment.

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      01-21-2019 09:38 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by MonsterM View Post
      Whoa! I absolutely love this. I see some MK5 there too.
      This is why I don't like it. The MK5 was the worst Golf.

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