Same Great Golf, but With Some Minor Tweaks
2018 Volkswagen Golf Trims and Updates
These days virtually every automaker has brought back hatchback options. Volkswagen didn’t have to. The Golf has been consistently offered for decades, and it remains a staple in the lineup. Though trimmed down to just two trim levels, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf continues to offer a solid variety of features. Here are the updates for the 2018 model year.
What’s new for the 2018 VW Golf?
We’ve already given a brief overview of updates across the VW family, but here are the full details on the base Golf. The model is offered as a four-door model only, in S and SE trims. New features include LED DRLs and taillights and a now-standard 6.5-inch touchscreen system with App-Connect. The SE trim, which replaces the Wolfsburg, has an 8-inch touchscreen. App-Connect, as many are likely aware, offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink integration into the system.
A minor refresh was also given to the exterior, with a new chrome grille and front bumper that resembles the styling we’ve been seeing in the Golf Alltrack.
Aside from these small tweaks to styling and a larger touchscreen interface, the 2018 VW Golf also gains the People First Warranty, which means bumper-to-bumper coverage for six years or 72,000 miles, whichever comes first. This is double the coverage of previous model years.
The Golf continues to be powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The model also comfortably seats five within the 93.5 cubic foot seating space, while offering 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. That amounts to a full 52.7 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat. Aren’t hatchbacks convenient?
Curious about the other Golf models? Stay tuned here at the Kuhn Volkswagen Blog for updates.