Order books for the new Golf open in February, with first deliveries taking place in April.
Pricing, CO2 emissions and specifications are yet to be confirmed for the new model.
A re-designed cockpit is the biggest change, welcoming a 10-inch touchscreen and a host of new features.
Voice control and connected services are the most notable additions.
The engine line-up will consist of a 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. A plug-in hybrid GTE will also be available along with a host of performance versions.