2018 Volkswagen Golf
VW gave the Golf a face lift and some new technology!
As a model that has been around since the mid-1970s, there’s a certain standard that we’ve all come to expect from the Volkswagen Golf. With the current-gen model being introduced as early as 2012 at the Paris Motor Show we’ve been expecting to see a facelifted model anytime, and sure enough, Volkswagen has made some exciting changes for the 2017 model year. Building on the hatchbacks basic but sporty nature, VW has redesigned the front fascia, restyled the headlight lenses, integrated a whole new generation of infotainment systems, introduced some new engine options and announced a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission that will slowly replace the current six-cog unit. On top of this, the 2017 model year also brings some new safety features, including traffic jam assist, emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring, and emergency assist.
For a car that is so widely loved – VW has sold more than 33 million examples since its introduction in the 1970s – the Golf is definitely a fan favorite, but its appearance in standard or non-GTI form has traditionally been somewhat mundane without a whole lot of character compared to models it competes with like the Ford Focus, Mazda 3, and Fiat 500. But all that changes now that the Golf has all these sporty updates, which should be enough to keep the car fresh until the next-gen model debuts sometime toward the end of the decade.
It’s pretty clear that we have a lot to talk about, so let’s dive on in and see what’s up with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf. It’s sure to be the sportiest model that you’ve seen to date.
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