The Long-Awaited 2018 Volkswagen Golf is Almost Here

November 18th, 2016 by

Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is in stock now here at Larry Roesch Volkswagen, but if you’re eager to learn about next year’s model, Volkswagen has already unveiled the refreshed 2018 Golf, which is set to go on sale in Europe next year. While none of the details are officially confirmed for the United States market, you can expect that these European upgrades will carry over to the North American model when it goes on sale next year. Take a look at the European specs below.

Exterior Design

The European 2018 model Golf won’t look much different from the 2017 model. It receives new bumpers that are a bit more angular, LED headlights to replace the xenon units used in the existing model, and different fog lights for certain variants of the Golf. Otherwise, all the body work and styling will remain the same.

Under the Hood

There will be bigger changes in store when it comes to engineering. Even the base Golf sold in Europe will use a 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s capable of 148-hp and equipped with cylinder deactivation to help it save fuel. A new seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual will also be offered in a few models.

The performance oriented GTI will get the same 2.0L turbocharged engine, but it will see a bump in performance to 227-hp, up from 210 hp. In addition, the GTI Performance model will see output increase from 220-hp to 242-hp.

Technology Features

The 2018 European Golf will also get some upgrades inside the cabin, especially when it comes to technology. A new infotainment system will be offered in all versions of the Golf. In addition, the base model will get a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, while higher level models will offer 8.0-inch and 9.2-inch models. The largest version will not only feature touch commands, but also a gesture control feature.

Safety Features

The new European Golf will also be offered with several advanced safety technologies, including an automatic collision prevention braking system with pedestrian detection, parking assistance, and adaptive cruise control.

Visit Larry Roesch Volkswagen

You can drive the current 2017 Volkswagen Golf right now at Larry Roesch Volkswagen. Visit us here at 313 West Grand Avenue in Bensenville, IL or contact us online now with any questions about the current or future Golf models.