VW Golf 2018 Manual Free Download – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle upgrade for the 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model as well as the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S model.
The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, along with the electric e-Golf.
VW Golf 2018 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 some 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 is 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 very top of this Golf food series is your Golf R using 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 which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable navigation and suspension are all optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base model. Other standard 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.
VW Golf 2018 Design
The Golf R, such as the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s this subtlety which makes the one-piece model so visually appealing. It doesn’t require a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it’s stable in its level of performance without resorting to such crude automotive threat gestures. Its barely 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 many onlookers, entirely 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 in hands reach, though there is 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’s cottage anywhere, it would be for its dull design. The new Jetta has the same issue — the materials are good and the layout is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.
VW Golf 2018 Safety
The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, rear 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 playground assist are a part of a bundle.