One of the cars which is very popular on the road for a very long time, has been announced to receive a makeover. This time, we are talking about the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV. The VW Golf represent one of the favorite vehicles among many because of the affordable price and wide choice of powertrain options. The Golf model has appeared in many versions for the last years. The most recent model was the Golf R version which was presented a few years ago. So, this time German manufacturer has decided to expand it with a new Golf SUV.
This model will ride on the redesigned VW`s platform and will be available in two versions. Furthermore, the new Golf will receive a few changes considering its exterior. However, we can expect more upgrades when it comes to the interior. There will be more technology and upgraded features. As well, the choice between offered engines will be great.
The Golf`s key rivals on the market are going to be the Nissan Juke and the Mazda CX-3.
2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV types of engines and performances
Lately, we can hear many speculations about the powertrain which will power the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV. There will be most likely several options to choose between. However, the choice will depend on a market.
For the base engine, we believe that it is going to be a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo. This unit should be able to develop 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. This engine should be mated to a five-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel drive configuration will be offered.
The next option could be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine. This one is supposed to make 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. As for the gearbox, the engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Moreover, according to the latest news, the new Golf SUV will also receive a hybrid version. It will be a 1.4-liter TSI engine combined with an electric motor. All together they will have the output of 200 horses. Some sources also say that the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be available too.
Design of exterior and interior
The new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV will be underpinned with VW`s MQB modular platform. So, it will certainly be available in two wheelbase sizes; the short-one for the European market and long-wheelbase for the U.S. and China.
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV will receive a few cosmetic changes. Those will include: new LED headlamps, larger wheels and revised bumper. As well, we will see the new standard LED taillights.
Perhaps we can expect more changes inside the cabin of 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV. The cabin should be redesign with new and more quality materials. Furthermore, the dashboard should feature the new 9.2-inch touchscreen with upgraded infotainment system. As for the equipment, there will be dual-zone climate control, navigation, premium audio system, parking sensors, lane assist and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV should hit the market sometime during 2018. Speaking of the price, it is expected to be around $23,000.