Volkswagen has announced that production of the next generation VW Golf will kick off next summer in June 2019. VW has high hopes for the eighth-generation Golf, since the automaker is investing a massive $2.2 billion to bring it to life.

“Together with the I.D family, the introduction of the upcoming Golf generation will be the most strategically important product launch for the brand,” stated VW Board Member for Procurement Ralf Brandstätter.

VW made the announcement about the next-generation VW Golf at the Golf 8 Supplier Summit at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany. The summit brought together 180 top managers from the components industry, which will with the development of the next Golf.

The VW Golf is obviously one of VW’s most important models, since VW has sold more than 35 million Golf models, since it was introduced in 1974. Today VW’s Wolfsburg plant currently produces more than 2,000 Golf family vehicles per day.

Karlheinz Hell, Head of the Compact series group also stated, “The next Golf will take Volkswagen into the era of fully connected vehicles with extended autonomous driving functions. It will have more software on board than ever before. It will always be online and its digital cockpit and assistance systems will be the benchmark in terms of connectivity and safety.”

Source: Volkswagen