2018 Volkswagen Golf User Manual – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle upgrade for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model in addition to the availability of the new Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel driveway is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S version.
The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is extended in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs in addition to the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.
2018 Volkswagen Golf Overview
The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 that makes 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 version. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional on the SportWagen and standard on the Alltrack.
The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is conducive to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance package has become standard and includes VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the very top of the Golf food chain is your Golf R with 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 that sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base version. Other standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and more.
2018 Volkswagen Golf Design
The Golf R, such as the GTI, is an understated car. Nonetheless, it’s this subtlety that makes the top-end R version so visually attractive. It does not need a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is stable in its level of functionality without resorting to such primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Contrary to much more over-the-top offerings we are looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cabin is easy, trendy, and coated in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface in hands reach, although there’s conservative use of piano black vinyl on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cabin anywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has the same problem — the substances are great and the design is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.
2018 Volkswagen Golf Safety
The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic attentive, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are a part of a package.