2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Owners Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Owners Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle upgrade for its 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of this two-door model as well as the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is currently available on the base Golf SportWagen S version.

The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in many variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Owners Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to some five-speed manual or six-speed automatic in the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack version. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary to the SportWagen and standard on the Alltrack.

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is mated to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance bundle has become standard and contains VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adaptive suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the very peak of this Golf food series is your Golf R with a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which is mated to either a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on even the base version. Other standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch navigation, touchscreen, LED headlights, and much more.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Design

The Golf R, such as the GTI, is a understated car. But it’s that this subtlety which makes the top-end R version so visually attractive. It doesn’t require a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it’s secure in its own level of performance without resorting to such primitive automotive threat gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Unlike much more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.

 Interior

The Golf’s cottage is simple, stylish, and covered in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect almost every surface in hands reach, though there’s conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment screen and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we had to dock the Golf R cottage everywhere, it would be for its bland design. The new Jetta has the exact same issue — the substances are great and the layout is clean, but it all feels a bit overly conservative and business-like.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety

The Golf SE includes blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic attentive, and front assist with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are a part of a bundle.