Volkswagen confirm 7,000 Golf models will receive new ‘software update’ to correct glitch

However, Volkswagen has reiterated to the issue is not a recall as vehicles do not need to be brought to garages for safety concerns. Instead, the updates are simply a service campaign with vehicles benefiting from a new software update.

The new model is more reliant on new technology and software than previous models which have generated some teething problems.

VW boasts the new Golf 8 car comes fitted with a “wide selection of pioneering technology” to create the “most responsive” Golf model yet.

The new Innovation Cockpit allows drivers to easily adjust their driver-assist technology while behind the wheel.

A new heads up display will project a car’s speedometer, Sat-Nav and cruise control features onto the windscreen.

The Golf was Europe’s best-selling car last year and the top-selling model in its class in the UK.

VW said more than 18,000 of the brand new Golf 8 cars were sold in the UK last year despite the pandemic.

Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed over 43,000 VW Golf models left forecourts in 2020 making it the third most popular car.

Only Ford’s popular Fiesta model and the Vauxhall Corsa were higher sellers in the UK last year.

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