Monday, February 22, 2021: On sale in May Volkswagen’s Mark 8 Golf features as standard the highest level of equipment yet made available on its perennial hatchback, including the near fully autonomous open road capability afforded by way of VW’s new IQ.DRIVE.
IQ.DRIVE is the highlight of the Mark 8 range, the three “core” variants of which are known as simply Golf, Golf Life and Golf R-Line.
The umbrella term for Volkswagen’s latest generation of driver assistance systems, IQ.DRIVE supports the driver in regular, real-world scenarios including parking, lane changing and accident prevention, all the while increasing daily driveability and comfort. A key feature of IQ.DRIVE is Travel Assist, Volkswagen’s semi-autonomous setting that is capable of accelerating, braking and maintaining the Golf’s position within its lane in open road driving – clearly a boon during a typically monotonous long range freeway trip.
The full suite of IQ.DRIVE fixtures – standard to all core Golfs – includes:
- Travel Assist
- Front Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
- Lane Assist
- Oncoming vehicle braking when turning
- Driver Fatigue Detection
- Side Assist