Published February 27 2018

2018 Volkswagen Golf: Tradition Meets the Future

2018 Volkswagen Golf: Tradition Meets the Future

Volkswagen is the kind of manufacturer that really understands where they’ve come from over the years, which helps their present and future products immensely. Their lineup of vehicles continues to reflect their heritage and history, with a solid nod to the future. Volkswagen keeps producing winning products, just like the new 2018 Golf.

When it comes to design and technology, this hot little hatch has tons of both. In 2016, Volkswagen face-lifted the Golf and that’s remained the current look, and truthfully it’s never looked so good. The hatch’s elegant and modern lines create a look unlike any other hatchback on the road, and appeal to both young and old buyers. This is a vehicle that can fit a myriad of lifestyles (and budgets) and is built to be as at home in the urban jungle as it is in the suburbs. Available as a 5-door or 3-door (for the more traditional hatchback buyer), the Volkswagen Golf offers up a boatload of trunk space for such a compact vehicle, with 1,490 litres available when the rear seats are folded down, and even an adjustable cargo floor for more storage options.

Inside the 2018 Volkswagen Golf you’ll find a pleasant, aesthetically pleasing and well-designed interior that features intuitively placed controls, centre armrests that also offer up storage, steering-wheel mounted controls, and options such as heated front seats, dual climate control, and even an available 12-waypower adjustable driver’s seat.

A nod to Volkswagen’s understanding of the future, and the now, all models come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so you can stay connected and safe while on the road. Accessing your smartphone in the VW Golf is a breeze with the standard 6.5” colour touchscreen with proximity sensor. There’s even an available 8.0” screen for that added visibility while your browse Volkswagen’s host of onboard apps, navigation and entertainment features.

Volkswagen offers the 2018 Golf in two body styles (3-door and 5-door), however, only one engine is available across the board: a 1.8L TSI turbocharged. Pushing out 170 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque, this engine can either be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, or 6-speed automatic. Of note, the manual can be selected across the lineup, even in the higher trim levels.

It’s clear that Volkswagen understands its heritage as much as it’s looking to the future. With a nod to what’s made the Golf so popular over the years (drivability and design) as well as features that put it squarely in the modern automotive age, VW’s latest version of the Golf is not to be missed. So, head down to your local Fredricton Volkswagen dealer today to speak to one of our experts, and don’t forget to book a test drive.

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