These changes will be available on 2018 model year Golfs in North America.The base engine in the Golf is a new turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 with 148 horsepower and cylinder deactivation. VW has also announced a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The automaker says the new unit, which will help reduce fuel consumption, will gradually replace the aging 6-speed unit used in the Golf and several other Volkswagen Group models.
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Golf is benefiting from tweaks to the styling, new engines and transmissions, electronic driving aids and the latest infotainment technology.
The only changes made to the exterior design are the new bumpers, and LED headlights in place of the previous xenon units. In particular, the sporty GTI and Golf R variants get some extra details around their fog lights and larger openings in their front bumpers.