Volkswagen is halting deliveries of its latest Golf compact hatchback after a software problem was found in some vehicles.
VW started sales of the new Golf in Europe this year following delays caused by the car’s advanced digital features, including over the air (OTA) software updates.
To keep the Golf attractive as more customers switch to crossovers or premium hatchbacks, VW gave the eight generation model a fully digital cockpit with features such as permanent connectivity. But the advanced technology caused technical bugs, leading to a delayed launch.
VW told Der Spiegel that the glitch was noticed during routine quality assurance checks.