After 45 years, seven generations, and 35 million cars sold, the VW Golf is waving goodbye to the analog instrument cluster. That’s right – even the base version has an entirely digital driver’s display. It measures 10.25 inches and is complemented by a touchscreen for the infotainment system with an 8.25-inch diagonal for the lesser versions and a 10-inch screen for the more expensive models.
We’ve seen an all-digital cockpit before on a compact hatchback, but the Mercedes A-Class plays in a different league in terms of pricing. That’s why VW is proud to say the new Golf and its “Innovision Cockpit” derived from the Touareg is the first car “within its price bracket” to lose the needles and dials of the old-school instrument cluster.