2018 VW Golf Service Manual

2018 VW Golf Service Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle upgrade for its 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model as well as the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel driveway is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model.

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 versions including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, and the electrical e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Service Manual

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 some five-speed manual or six-speed automatic in the hatchback or a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary 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 is mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance package is now standard and contains VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the very top of this Golf food series is your Golf R with a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is 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 are available on even the base model. Other regular 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 VW Golf Design

The Golf R, like the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s that this subtlety that makes the top-end R model so visually appealing. It does not need a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it is stable in its own level of functionality without resorting to such crude automotive threat gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Unlike more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to most onlookers, completely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cottage is easy, trendy, and coated in high quality materials. 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. However, if we had to dock the Golf R cottage anywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the exact same problem — the materials are great and the design is clean, but it all feels a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Safety

The Golf SE comes with 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 part of a package.

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