2018 VW Golf GTI Owners Manual PDF – The Volkswagen Golf understands 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 back. All-wheel drive is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S model.
The compact 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 several versions including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electrical e-Golf.
2018 VW 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 a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional on the SportWagen and standard on the Alltrack.
The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and is conducive to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance bundle is now standard and includes VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.
At the 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 all optioned together.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available on even the base model. Other standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, plus a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and much more.
2018 VW 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 model so visually attractive. It does not need a large, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is stable in its level of functionality without resorting to these primitive automotive threat gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Contrary to much more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is and also to most onlookers, entirely inoffensive.
The Golf’s cottage is simple, trendy, and coated in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics protect virtually every surface within hands reach, although there is conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R’s cottage everywhere, it would be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the same problem — the substances are good and the layout is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.
2018 VW Golf GTI Safety
The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, back 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 part of a bundle.