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2018 Volkswagen Golf

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf maybe features conservative look from the outside, however, its smooth power trains and big infotainment upgrades are the big step forward. Beside that, the new model will have functional, roomy interior along with the full set of advanced safety characteristics. It will be a car with polished road manners. As for the competition, I will mention the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Kia Forte and Mazda3.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Redesign

Exterior

The outer appearance of the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf remains familiar and humble, however, if we compare the new with the previous models, the 2018 model is enriched with some quality updates. First of all, I need to mention a new LED taillights. Up front, we can notice a new chrome grille accents and. It will have a recast front bumper and the daytime running lights are still standard. I cannot forget redesigned alloy wheels. We are in a position to choose between several model variants. The list includes the base Golf along with the All track and Sport Wagen models. The remaining two are the GTI and hot Golf R versions.

Interior

The interior design of the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf is neat and roomy. Inside the comfortable cabin we can find a firm and supportive seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, new trim and accents, and the cargo space is quite decent. Furthermore, we can find power-reclining front seats. As for the tech equipment, I will start with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Optional equipment includes a 8.0-inch screen with a different interface, navigation, a moonroof and more. As for the safety problems, I will mention some of the features, such as, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning or adaptive cruise control. The new 2018 model will also have park distance control and parking sensors.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Engine

Beneath the hood, the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf comes with several engine options. First of all, there is a base 1.8-liter I-4 engine with the total output of 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. In the hatchback models, this engine is paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. However, in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack models, the engine is matched with a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Under the bonnet of the Volkswagen Golf GTI model we can find a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 with the total strength of 220 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual and six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The new Golf R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that generates 292 horsepower. The engine is matched with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Release Date and Price

The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf will hit the market in the fall of this year (2017), and the car will cost between $20,715 – $28,815.

by Zak Hyde

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