2018 VW Golf Manual Transmission – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle upgrade for its 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model in addition to the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment system with 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 model.
The streamlined 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 extended in several versions including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles in addition to the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.
2018 VW Golf Overview
The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 that produces 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 model. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional to 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 can be conducive to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance bundle has become standard and includes VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the peak of the Golf food chain is your Golf R with 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 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 model. Other standard 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, such as the GTI, is an understated car. Nonetheless, it’s this subtlety that makes the top-end R model so visually attractive. It does not require a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it’s secure in its level of functionality without resorting to these primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Unlike much more over-the-top offerings we are looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to most onlookers, entirely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cottage is simple, trendy, and coated in high quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect almost every surface within hands reach, though there is conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment screen and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R cottage anywhere, it would be for its bland design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same problem — the substances are great and the layout 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, back cross-traffic alert, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping help, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are part of a bundle.