VThe largest German manufacturer Volkswagen disclosed details of therenewal of the popular Golf family. Restyling in 2018 will be the lastnoticeable modernization of the car before the change of generations, scheduledfor 2019 year. The current update touched the entire line of the”seventh” Golf, which includes three- and five-door hatchbacks, theVariant wagon, a sports version of the GTI and a hybrid version of the GTE.
During the revision of the model, the developers focused on the interiordecoration and electronic equipment, the external design was affected to aminimum. About all the nuances of restyling Volkswagen Golf 2018, whichaffected the configuration, prices and specifications of the car, we will tellin the framework of this review, immediately indicating the date of the debutof the novelty – April next year.
From our article you can find out what will be the Volkswagen Golf 2018
(new body): pickings and prices, photo cars and other interesting information
about it is in the review. We tried to create the most complete and fresh
material that can be useful when choosing a car.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
In the new body
the car looks like this:
The main features
are similar to the car before restyling, but there were special features. For
example, the front end significantly changed, the bumpers became more
interesting, expressed. The shape of optics has changed, the quality of
lighting has improved, since the lamps have been replaced by more modern
The navigation lights are made with LEDs, they are well visible, make the car
attractive and stylish.
The manufacturer decided to change the shape of the wings.
Rear lights remained virtually unchanged in terms of lamps, except for the most
complete configuration. They will also be equipped with LED-lamps, in contrast
to the restyling version, which had xenon equipment.
The shape of the lantern became different. When buying a complete set of cars
will be installed repeaters of turns. They are dynamic, therefore they look rather
curious, draw attention of participants of the movement.
Thanks to minor improvements, the body became more interesting, the defects
that the car had before, vanished, the style became more elaborate and modern.
Thus, it is planned to create additional interest among young customers.
Restyling has undergone both a three- and five-door version.
The updated Golfis presented in three types of bodywork: a five-door hatchback, a three-doorcoupe and a five-door wagon. Also, customers will be available updated”charged” version of the hatchback – VW Golf GTI with even morestylish appearance and powerful engine. Changes in the exterior of the car areminor, but still noticeable. First of all, attention is attracted to headlightheadlights, which received an updated design and a completely LED filling. Theygive a more stylish and modern look to the car as a whole. Also, the designersslightly changed the shape of the front and rear bumpers. Front – got a massiveair intake, which in combination with the chrome-plated radiator grille makesthe body visually wider and more aggressive. The rear bumper is complemented bychrome-plated exhaust pipe covers and compact fog lights.
The Salon of VolkswagenGolf of 2018 was also renewed. Now you can see the following features:
There are many pleasant little things that make it easier to use the car, makeit more comfortable. Immediately striking is the high quality of the materials used for interiordecoration. The center of the dashboard has a large display, it is quite bright, read well,can be used to control the navigator, music, other options. The diagonal of thescreen is 6.5 inches, which is 1.5 more than last year’s version of the car.The manufacturer offers more options, for a surcharge, you can get an 8-inchtouch panel or set the largest screen at 9.2 inches. You can connect a smartphone or other devices to a multimedia system. In addition, the cabin has a special digital panel, the diagonal of whichis 12.3 inches. It is used instead of analog dials. The device is characterizedby high-quality graphics, it is very convenient to control, even withoutinstructions, you can guess intuitively, in the center of the display you canconfigure the display of navigator data. It works, it should be noted, quiteaccurately. The program will be Russified. The manufacturer added colors. Now you can choose the equipment of the salon,the material you like more.
has become even more refined and stylish due to the use of new seat covers and
decorative inserts on the front, center console and door cards. Also worth
noting is the increased size of the screens of multimedia systems available for
the car: a 6.5-inch screen came in the stead of a 5-inch, a multimedia with a
6.5-inch screen in turn replaced the system with an 8-inch screen, and the top
offering is now an advanced multimedia complex Discover Pro with a 9.2-inch
screen (gesture control, interfaces MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay)
replacing the 8-inch screen. Do not forget the German manufacturer as an
alternative to the analog instrument panel to offer customers of the updated
Golf a digital instrument panel with a huge 12.3-inch screen, like the older
model of the Volkswagen Passat, but this innovation does not end there either.
Changes haveaffected not only the external design of the new Volkswagen, but also some ofits engineering units. The modern version will receive the following units:
Engine 1.5 liters with a power of 150 hp, it will work on gasoline, theconsumption of which the plant promises to make as low as possible. Gasoline engine with a smaller capacity of 1.4 liters and a capacity of 125 hp. In addition, it will be slightly more powerful motor of 130 hp, but it has themost high-torque at low revs, so will suit ideally for the city, where therewill be moved at high speed, but need a dramatic start.
The main feature of power units is that they are turbocharged, so theconsumption will not be very high, but you can achieve the maximum return fromthe motor. It is assumed that fuel consumption on the highway will be no morethan 5 liters per 100 km. For the GTI version, the engine is offered, thevolume of which is 2 liters, and the power is 220 hp.
The motor became
more powerful than the similar one before restyling.
The gearbox is offered only one, it will be a 6-speed robotic. This model will
replace the machine, which had 7 stages and had some hiccups when switching
Auto will receive a wide range of systems that affect the safety of control and
braking. In frequency, the new Volkswagen received an emergency stop system,
can track pedestrian traffic, the ability to switch to autopilot, if the road
is excessively loaded, will get an assistant that will come in handy if you use
There was a system warning about the possibility of a side collision.
The possibility to park automatically.
COMPONENTS AND PRICES
equipment of Volkswagen is quite rich. If desired, it can be expanded and
completed as you like, so you can not say that the model has many complete
sets. You can count on a good car for affordable money, which will have only
the options you have chosen. The model will have the following:
Four-wheel drive. The engine of any choice from the ones described above,the price for each different, so when ordering it is better to check with thedealer if the site does not have enough information. There will be systems of control stabilization and safebraking, for example, anti-lock brakes. In addition, the car will have climate control, true,single-zone, it will not be distributed to the rear passengers. Airbags. The ability to adjust the position of the driver’s andfront passenger’s seats, in addition, the front seats will have heating. Heated and electric drives are equipped with mirrors. The steering wheel can be adjusted in height. The control is facilitated by an electric booster. The armchairs are finished with a fabric, the color ofwhich can be chosen. The optics will be equipped with halogen lamps andLEDs. LED lighting will be installed behind it. Standard disks have the size R15. The box for gloves has a separate cooling. The rear seats can be folded, thus increasing thevolume of the trunk. There are systems ASR, EDS, MSR, as well as a specialsystem, stabilizing the trailer. For child seats there are reliable fasteners.
An alarm withfeedback is installed from the factory. Seat belts can be adjusted in height, they can belocked only in three positions. The standard audio system includes 4 speakers. Power windows are installed on all windows. Hand brake electronic. There is a central lock. There is an interesting option that helps to slow downand move uphill. An indicator that monitors the wear of the brake pads.
For a surcharge, you can get the following: The seats will be leather. The standard audio system can be replaced with a moreadvanced model, with a large number of speakers, which greatly improves theacoustics of the car. Wider wheel rims. A more powerful engine that will accelerate theVolkswagen to greater speed.
Unfortunately, so far there is no information on how much you will have to payfor which option. Supplement the car can be the following options:
LED optics orxenon headlights to choose from. Large wheels R 18 made of light alloy. It is possible to choose a more expensive interiortrim, for example, combined or leather. Climate control can be set dual-zone, then the zone ofthe rear passengers will be controlled by the device. Heating the steering wheel, and the steering wheelitself will receive buttons to control the options without interrupting thecontrol of the car. You can select the display size of the multimediasystem. In addition, the system itself will be able to access the Internet. The driver’s seat is driven by electric drives. You can install a parking assistant. Parking sensors are located in the front and rear ofthe body. Complex alarm is set from the factory. Multimedia complex perceives voice commands. Cruise control.
The car will monitor blind areas, monitor if the driveris tired. Tracking system for pedestrians, cyclists. You can install a panoramic roof. Possibility to adjust the rear row of seats. You can order and other equipment, accessories for thecar, they will all be branded.
Prices on new Volkswagen Golf of 2018 year range
from $23990 to $59990.
The closest competitors can be the following cars:
Ford Focus ST. BMW M1. Renault Megan 275 Trophy.
Yes, for the VW the Golf model is the most successful among a number ofother vehicles being developed by the Germans today. At the same time, Golf isamong the top three best-selling cars, having obtained this right and becominga bestseller in 2002. It is interesting that the first generation of thehatchback saw the light, and even earlier – in the distant 1974. To date, soldover 30 million copies of the car around the world. The last seventh generationat the time of its release was recognized as the “Car of the Year”and received the corresponding WCOTY Award.