2018 VW Golf Manual PDF – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle update for its 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model as well as the access to the new Discover Media navigation infotainment program using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel driveway is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S version.
The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in many variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, along with the electric e-Golf.
2018 VW Golf Overview
The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack version. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional to the SportWagen and regular 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 can be mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance package has become standard and contains VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the very top of this Golf food chain is your Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable navigation and suspension are all optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on even the base version. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, plus a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and more.
2018 VW Golf Design
The Golf R, like the GTI, is a understated car. But it’s this subtlety which makes the top-end R version so visually appealing. It doesn’t need a large, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it’s secure in its own level of functionality without resorting to such primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Unlike much more over-the-top offerings we are looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to many onlookers, completely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cabin is simple, trendy, and coated in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect almost every surface in hands reach, though there’s conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R’s cabin anywhere, it’d be for its bland 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 VW 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 park assist are part of a package.