Revealed completely U.S. specification at the New York Auto Show, the modified 2018 VW Golf family gain from a selection of cosmetic and practical enhancements that add visual appeal and reinforce value of the base Golf in addition to the Alltrack, SportWagen, GTI and hot Golf R. The technology upgrades for all incorporate significant enhancements on both the comfort/convenience and safety/driver-assist fronts.
2018 Volkswagen Golf Design and Features
Just like the just recently updated 2017 eGolf, all 2018 Volkswagen Golf variants feature a recast front bumper and new chrome grille accents plus standard daytime running lights and complete LED taillamps. Previously optional Bi-Xenon headlamps can now be replaced with offered full-LED alternatives, which are now basic on the GTI SE/Autobahn and Golf R models.
In addition to a number of new exterior colors, the 2018 Golf brigade likewise boasts restyled alloy wheels. Inside, the better-appointed cabins have brand-new trim and accents while increasing the size of the basic 5.0-inch center touchscreen to 6.5 inches– which expands to an 8.0-inch screen on SE and SEL trim grades. The range-topping Golf R now includes VW’s slick driver-selectable Digital Cockpit instrument cluster.
On the security front, a lot of 2018 Golf SE/SEL trims will use forward accident caution and autonomous emergency situation braking in addition to blind spot display with rear traffic alert as choices with the current version of the front help adding pedestrian monitoring. Depending upon trim grade, 2018 Golf models either included or provide adaptive cruise, lane departure caution, park range control, park steering assist and high beam control in addition to keyless gain access to and Fender Premium Audio system.
2018 Volkswagen Golf Engine
Powertrain changes for the 2018 Golf are modest. The sole revision of note is that flavors of GTI now include the previously optional Performance Package that bumps optimal pony count of its 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine from 210 to 220. The Golf/Golf Alltrack/Golf SportWagen carry over existing 170-horsepower/1.8-liter turbocharged TSI 4-cylinder engines and the Golf R with 4Motion AWD keeps its potent 292-horse/2.0-liter TSI turbo.