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2018 VW Golf lineup gets a facelift and some new eyeliner

The Golf’s new front bumpers wrap around a new chrome grille and LED daytime running lights, and upgraded headlights that can be fitted with optional LEDs. Around back, VW has fitted standard LED taillights. Top-end Golf R and e-Golf models will sport Volkswagen’s Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional instrument panel with a high-resolution display, as standard equipment. Throughout the model range the Golf wears new interior tech that includes updated infotainment. Base models of the Golf get a 6.5-inch touchscreen that’s uprated to an 8.0-inch touchscreen in SE and SEL models.

Key Takeaways:

  • Throughout the model range the Golf wears new interior tech that includes updated infotainment.
  • Most Golf models feature active safety systems such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a newly updated pedestrian collision warning system
  • Under the hood, most versions of the Golf still sport a 1.8-liter turbo-4 that makes 170 horsepower mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

“Volkswagen showed off its new Golf family on Monday, just two days ahead of its appearance at the 2017 New York auto show.”

https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1109837_2018-vw-golf-lineup-gets-a-facelift-and-some-new-eyeliner