CES in Las Vegas was chosen by VW to partially unveil the new Golf, which features an upgraded and technologically advanced interior incorporating the ChatGPT artificial intelligence model among others.
The new VW Golf a camouflaged prototype – in the hot GTI version – was presented with a chariot in CES exhibition which takes place these days Las Vegas, USA, featuring a host of upgrades and technologies that we’ll see adopted in production versions of the German company’s best-selling model, which will be available within 2024.
It is worth noting that this year VW marks 50 years since the Golf came to light, replacing the Beetle as the main model in our range.
The latest version of the model, although not radically different in its overall design, is tasked with keeping the ‘Golf’ name in the foreground until replaced by the purely electric model of the now ninth generation towards the end of the decade.
New VW Golf insider
The main upgrade for the 2024 model will be one renewed interior, which bets on significant improvements in ergonomics, her quality and the Functionality – areas where VW has admitted its current models fall short.
For this purpose, the new Golf has one redesigned dashboard, which now hosts a larger 12.9-inch central infotainment screen;combined with one 10.4 inch digital dashboardwhile everything “runs” with the latest generation of the MIB infotainment platform.
New MIB system, first presented on the electric ID.3 and ID.7, it is characterized by improved menu structure, faster processing speed and higher resolution screens in response to the criticisms he had received in the past.
“present” also gives an enhanced version of it IDA voice assistant, supported by the ChatGPT artificial intelligence model. Said assistant can be used to control functions such as infotainment, satellite navigation and air conditioning with a wider variety of voice commands than before. ChatGPT integration allows drivers and passengers to communicate with the car with “more natural way”according to VW.
The passengers of the new Golf can give specific voice commands such as “Hey Ida, turn up the heat” the “Take me to the nearest charger”. The AI technology it incorporates can also make the system capable of responding to other requests as well “Hey Ida, I’m cold”the “I need to buy a new phone charger”.
In addition to the new Golf, this new software will be available over-the-air to all VW vehicles which are equipped with the latest generation infotainment system and will be fitted to all new cars in the future.
VW’s push for greater usability translates into further upgrades inside, where the familiar control knobs have been replaced with more traditional physical buttons – a layout that is visually familiar from the previous, seventh-generation Golf – while now illuminated is the well-known “bar” for controlling the air conditioning.
In the area of tangible quality, the new Golf is expected to deliver more luxurious features throughout the interior, including a new material called Atrilur – similar to Alcantara.
The new VW Golf in other areas
The new VW Golf it is not expected to bring… upheavals in the remaining sectors. Both in design and mechanical parts.
With nothing officially announced yet, all indications are that the entire range of powertrains will see upgrades including gasoline versions with a mild hybrid systemone new diesel eTDIalso with a mild hybrid system, as well as plug-in hybrid, with the latter having at their core the gasoline engine 1.5 TSI, instead of the hitherto known 1.4 TSI.
Everything also indicates that the great absence from the model range will be the… manual transmissionas all the new Golfs will be available exclusively in combination with the well-known “double clutch” DSG.