2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Gps Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model as well as the access to the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel driveway is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S model.
The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is extended in several versions including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, and the electric e-Golf.
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview
The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which produces 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to some five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional on the SportWagen and regular on the Alltrack.
The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is conducive to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance bundle is now standard and includes VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the peak of this Golf food series is your Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is mated to either a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable navigation and suspension are optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base model. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, plus a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch navigation, touchscreen, LED headlights, and more.
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Design
The Golf R, such as the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s that this subtlety which makes the one-piece model so visually attractive. It does not need a large, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is secure in its level of functionality without resorting to these primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Unlike more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cabin is easy, stylish, and coated in high quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect almost every surface within hands reach, although there’s conservative use of piano black vinyl on the infotainment screen and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we had to dock the Golf R’s cabin anywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same problem — the substances are good and the design is clean, but it all feels a little too conservative and business-like.
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety
The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, back cross-traffic alert, and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a bundle.