2017 Volkswagen Golf overview
The updated seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf hatchback was unveiled in November 2016. The car was built on the same platform as its predecessor, but it will be slightly upgraded.This enabled German automaker Volkswagen to reduce the weight of the car by 35-75 kg depending on the model, thus significantly improving driving. In addition, VW Golf VIII will receive a more modern design and interior execution, and a rich list of options.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf comes with three body styles – five-door hatchback, three-door coupe, five-door station wagon. The updated “charged” hatchback version – VW Golf GTI – with a more stylish exterior and powerful engine, will also be available in the market.
There are small but noticeable changes in the exterior of the car. The restyled LED headlight lenses attract the first attention. They give more stylish and modern look to the car as a whole.
The designers also changed the shape of the front and rear bumpers slightly. The front bumper received a massive engine intake, which in combination with chrome strip in the radiator grille, makes the body visually larger and more aggressive. The rear bumper is complemented with chrome exhaust muffler tip pipes and compact fog lamps. The new car model will come in a large number of exterior colors, as well as several designs of light-alloy wheels.
The updated interior of the car features a 12-inch color fully digital instrument cluster, which replaced the previous analog panel. By the way, such an instrument cluster is installed in Passat. The entertainment system of the car is also equipped with an enhanced touch screen and has many advanced features.
The rest of the interior of the updated Golf caries the same design with its predecessor, except for the increased rear passenger space, which was achieved by increasing the size of the car body and wheelbase length.
The exact dimensions of the updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf are yet to be disclosed.
The manufacturer expanded the engine range of the updated car. A turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit making 150 hp has been added. The engine automatically shuts off half of its cylinders to save significant amount of gas. Fuel consumption as declared by the manufacturer is not more than 5 liters per 100 km.
Start of sales and cost
The 2017 facelift Golf will go on sale in April 2017. With the updated body, interior and technology, the cost of the new car model will increase. Presumably, the basic hatchback version will go for euro‚18,200.
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