2018 Volkswagen Golf R Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Manual – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model in addition to the availability of the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel drive is currently available on the base Golf SportWagen S version.

The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is extended in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles in addition to the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, along with the electric e-Golf.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf R 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 in the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack version. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary 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 can be conducive to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance bundle has become standard and contains VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the top of the Golf food series is the Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which can be mated to either a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are all optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base version. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch navigation, touchscreen, LED headlights, and much more.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Design

The Golf R, like the GTI, is a understated car. Nonetheless, it’s that this subtlety which makes the one-piece version so visually appealing. It does not need a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it is secure in its own level of performance without resorting to these primitive automotive threat gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Contrary to more over-the-top offerings we are looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to many onlookers, completely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cottage is easy, stylish, and coated in high-quality materials. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect virtually every surface in hands reach, though there’s conservative use of piano black vinyl on the infotainment screen and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R cottage everywhere, it’d be for its bland design. The new Jetta has the exact same problem — the materials are good and the layout is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 Volkswagen Golf R Safety

The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, back cross-traffic attentive, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping help, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are part of a bundle.

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