2018 Volkswagen Golf Refreshed For Europe

The Volkswagen Golf has been around since 1974; some 43 years or thereabouts, the next model to be released will be the 8th generation, and there is no sign of the sales numbers slowing down – the general public just love it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Rock Star, Hollywood A lister or Janitor, there’s a good chance that you’ve owned a Golf at some point in your life.

There is always a little confusion when it comes to model year designation here, because we generally see the VW models being launched at least a year before in Europe than we’d see in the U.S., but at least that gives us more information as to what we might expect when it does finally arrive on our shores.

2018 VW Golf Release date

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf should go on sale in the U.S. around July or August of 2017. Expect to see it show up at one or two of the large auto shows in between time though.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Price

Of course, price is really dependent on the boxes checked at the time of ordering; trim levels and extras will make a huge difference to the overall price, but the base model will be in the region of $20,000; it should be a little less.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Redesign and Changes

Veedubya have changed and revised a number of elements on the 2018 model, but starting under the hood, we don’t think (although no official announcement has been made) that we’ll get to see the 1.5 liter inline four motor with 148 BHP. Much more likely is that we’ll keep the 1.8 liter turbo with 170 BHP for the base model, and of course there will be plenty of options for more power. One thing we are sure of though; yes, you’ve guessed it – VW won’t be introducing a diesel version here.

All new Golfs have LED tail lights, but the LED headlights will be an option (or standard on higher trim levels). The whole front end of the Golf has been restyled to look more aggressive or sporty, it also has redesigned air intakes and minor changes around the grille; the lower chrome strip on the grille extends right to the DRL’s (Daytime Running Lights).

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The traditional hot-hatch GTI Golf of the new generation received turbocharged engine, producing 227 HP in standard and 242 HP in performance version, for EU-spec model.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen

Sportwagen means sports wagon which leads to a simple fact - it is a Golf with station wagon body, with a powerful turbocharged unit. No other details available. The appearance of 2018 model in the US is under a question.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE

SE means sport edition, which is actually a simple trim level for the car. The car with SE package features more safety features like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear traffic alert, premium audio and panoramic sunroof.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Interior

Inside the cabin, we’ll also see a number of updates; the VW Active Information Display (similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit) gets a screen of its own (12.3”) and the infotainment system screen has been sized up also – the base model now has a 6.5” screen, although there are options for 8” and 9.2”.

Safety features will be upgraded, most noticeably will be the Traffic Jam Assist feature, allowing the car to semi-autonomously navigate through a traffic jam.

What do you think to the new Volkswagen Golf? Does it look better? Let us know in the comments

2017-01-27 by Luke Widmeyer