• This Rendering of a Three-Door 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 Makes Us Miss Simpler Times

Unfortunately, VW has no plans of building a three-door Golf 8, but this is what it would look like if they did

If you want an eighth-generation, 2020 Volkswagen Golf, you have no choice but to get one with four doors plus a hatch. Just like the brand did with the Polo, it’s nixing the potential of a three-door golf hatch because the body style just didn’t sell well. It’s not surprising considering how hard it was to get into the rear of a three-door, but it’s still a damn shame. Fortunately, independent artist Aksyonov Nikita posted his latest work on Behance to show us just what a three-door MK. 8 Golf would actually look like. It certainly reminds us of simpler times, and it makes the itch for a three-door Mk. 8 Golf come stronger than ever.

2020 Volkswagen Golf MK. 8 Three-Door

This Rendering of a Three-Door 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 Makes Us Miss Simpler Times Exterior
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Volkswagen already killed off the Polo three-door, and it’s doing the same for the Golf this year. It’s the same move Audi is making with the A3 as well. Despite how much cooler they look than their four-door counterparts, they just don’t sell well. We chalk it off to ingress and egress to the rear more than anything or the fact that people just aren’t tuning cars like they once did.

After all, the three-door Golf, at one time, was a big hit on the tuner scene.

What’s cool about this rendering, though, is that it shows just how much potential the three-door model would have if it actually came to fruition. Obviously, we’re going to miss having a three-door Golf GTi and Golf R, and the overall design of this rendering doesn’t help that. The rear end, with the centrally mounted exhaust pipes, even reminds us of the old-school Mk. 5 Golf R32 that BMW managed to cram a six-cylinder into back in the day.

This Rendering of a Three-Door 2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 Makes Us Miss Simpler Times Exterior
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For what it’s worth, Volkswagen isn’t playing around with the four-door Golf, so at least we have that going for us. The future of the Golf GTI has already been called into question considering the fact that the Golf GTE Hybrid that was shown off at the Mk. 8’s debut featured more horsepower that the current GTI with a rating of 242 ponies. This means that the next-gen GTI will undoubtedly, at the very least, be hybrid, if it even exists at all. It also confirms previous speculation that the GTI and Golf R will be significantly more powerful and advanced than current models. To what extent, however, has yet to be seen, but it will certainly be something for the history books, that’s for sure.

Either way, the only three-door Golf that you’ll see from the Mk. 8 generation resides in renderings like those you see here. RIP three-door Golf; you will be missed.

Source: Aksyonov Nikita via Behance

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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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