Last Updated on December 27, 2019 by TM
Thinking of buying a simple and yet comfortable compact vehicle in Nigeria?? Look no further than here. Meet the eight-generation 2020 Volkswagen Golf otherwise called Golf 8.
Before now, we probably know that the Volkswagen Golf have been the best selling car for a very long time especially when it comes to hatchback. It all started in 1974, who would have thought that a German auto maker will get this far?
Coming down to Africa particularly here in Nigeria, you will notice that the Volkswagen Golf is everywhere. There is hardly any day you will hit the road without setting your eyes on at least one.
The reasons is not far from the simple fact that most people enjoy using the Volkswagen Golf in Nigeria because of her user friendliness and low cost of maintenance.
As expected, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 was built in Germany. It comes with many upscale features that will give a taste of luxury especially when you dive into her interior.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 is available in only one trim [TSI]. Price starts at $23,195 about N8,350,200 for the brand-new model in Nigeria.
That’s kind of expensive though but you won’t mind paying the extra cash when you find the standard features available here.
Interior & Exterior
The moment you step inside the 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8, you will immediately notice a good amount of space and some luxury touch inside despite the fact that it is a compact vehicle.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 comes standard with a synthetic leather-wrapped steering wheel with heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, proximity keyless access, push-button start and manual climate control.
There is also a 16 inch aluminum alloy wheel, (four in all) with four doors (two on each side) and 5 seats in for passengers to sit comfortably. This is perfectly okay for a family of 4 or 5 in Nigeria.
If you really love simplicity, you will find the 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 interesting. The simple exterior explains itself already. Let’s head to the back.
There is a huge cargo space here. Imagine having a 22.8 cubit feet at the back of your rear seat. That is what you will find in this car. There is hardly any hatchback with this amount of cargo space in Nigeria.
If you want more space, you can fold down the back seat and get an extra 29.9 cubit feet. Now you are beginning to see why the 2020 Volkswagen Golf cost more than most hatchbacks in Nigeria.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf comes with a 6.5 inch touch-screen that is user-friendly and can connect easily with smartphones running Android and iOS Operating System.
In fact, the infotainment system on this vehicle has standard Apple Carplay, Android Auto and MirrorLink Inside. Whichever one you prefer, the golf 8 can fit in.
You also get an enhanced version of car-net that comes standard with a Wi-Fi hot-spot. There is Bluetooth, one USB-C port, and six standard speakers available here too.
Engine & Performance
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 comes with a 1.4 liter four-cylinder engine with a turbocharged 147 horsepower and six-speed manual transmission. If you want an eight-speed automatic transmission, prepare to pay an extra $800 (about 288,000) to enjoy one.
When it comes to perform, driving the Golf 8 is very comfortable particularly if you want to use it as your daily drive in Nigeria. It has better handling and a drivetrain that is very quiet.
All the safety features you need are available on this vehicle. The safety features are 100% up to capacity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 a 5/5 rating.
In here, you will find a forward collision warning, rain-sensing windshield wiper, automatic emergency braking, post-collision braking, pedestrian monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and a rear view camera.
The 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 need no introduction in Nigeria. It is best known as a fuel economy vehicle that is very easy to maintain. Well, this particular one is not that different at all.
The flexibility of the Volkswagen Golf is one single plus that have placed it on the positive side of almost everyone list. You can see it here too. I so much love what they did with the infotainment System.
The huge cargo space will also make you have a nice treat when you go out to shop with this vehicle in Nigeria. After you first trip you won’t underrate hatchbacks anymore.
When inside, you will get a comfortable feel to drive at your pace. Trust me, this is what you need to move around in Nigeria. As simple as it looks on the outside, it still has luxury taste inside.