Report: There Will Be No Mk8 Golf in Canada Until MY 2022

North Americans have always had to wait for the best Volkswagens, but knowing that theoretically and knowing that in practice are two very different things. A new report from Canada says that Golf lovers will have to wait nearly two years before they can buy a Mk8 Golf.

“The Mk8 Golf, as well as the GTI and Golf R variants, will start to arrive sometime in 2021 as 2022 models,” Thomas Tetzlaff, Volkswagen Canada’s public relations manager, told The Car Guide.

Just what this means for American Golf fans is unclear. Although the two markets are closely linked, VW Canada does differ from time to time.

One need look no further than the standard Golf 8, which has already, reportedly, been confirmed for the market, but which remains a question in the US, to see how the two markets are different.

But the Mk8 not reaching Canadian dealerships until 2021 suggests that Americans will have to wait a while before we see the new car here. And that makes us sad.