The Golf of the 2017 model year can be made out by its newly designed front end (with LED daytime running lights) and the rear that has also been modified. The new optional full-LED headlights have an especially distinctive look. From now on, they will replace the xenon headlights in the Golf. In the top models, the LED headlights light up the night without extra charge.
Technically, Volkswagen is transferring premium class technologies into the compact segment with the update of the Golf. New in the programme are assistance systems such as Traffic Jam Assist (semi-autonomous driving up to 60 km/h) and pedestrian monitoring of the Front Assist emergency braking system. All of the infotainment systems have also been re-conceptualised. A new feature in the compact class is gesture control of the Discover Pro infotainment system (with 9.2-inch touchscreen in button-free tablet style). The digitalised world of displays and controls is perfected by the Active Info Display (fully digital instruments) being used for the first time in the Golf. The alliance of technical innovations makes the Volkswagen best-seller one of the most progressive cars in its class – the Golf class.
The Golf and the Golf Variant will again launch in the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim versions. The Trendline includes – beyond the Composition Colour infotainment system, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights – such features as dual headlights, air conditioning and the stop/start system with recovery of braking energy. The Comfortline already offers the new generation of Front Assist including City Emergency Braking and pedestrian monitoring. The Golf Comfortline also rides on 16-inch alloy wheels ("Hita" design) ex works. The Golf Highline is further enriched by features such as full-LED headlights, automatic climate control (Climatronic) and 17-inch alloy wheels ("Dijon").
In keeping with the special appeal of the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack, standard features are extended to include details such as the driver profile selector, folding front passenger backrest, higher chassis ride height, special 17-inch alloy wheels and engine underbody protection. The new price for the Golf Alltrack being offered at the pre-sale launch, the 1.8 TSI with 132 kW / 180 PS and a dual-clutch gearbox (DSG), is € 33,650.
Standard features of the Golf GTI include details that are very typical of this Volkswagen icon such as a sport suspension, 17-inch "Brooklyn" alloy wheels and sport seats in front. In addition, the Golf GTI also offers features such as Climatronic and full-LED headlights as standard. Pricing of the Golf GTI, which now has an additional 10 PS of power output, starts at € 29,975.
The new Golf is one of the few cars in the world to be offered with alternative drive systems beyond petrol and diesel, which include natural gas, plug-in hybrid and electric drives. The petrol (TSI) models being offered at the pre-sales launch range from the new 1.0 TSI with 81 kW / 110 PS4, 5 to the Golf GTI with 169 kW / 230 PS of power. The turbo-diesel (TDI) models being offered directly at the pre-sales launch develop between 85 kW / 115 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS. The four-door TGI models all have an output of 81 kW / 110 PS6, 7 (from € 24,175).
* Other engines such as the 1.0 TSI with 63 kW will follow shortly over the course of the staged launch.