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Early reveal of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf

Hi, Bob Aldons from Car Business back with a couple of posts before 2017 rolls around. I’m pleased to provide you with an early look at the 2017 Volkswagen Golf courtesy of industry colleague Brett Davis of PerformanceDrive. I’ve been a lover and advocate of the Golf ever since I became a Volkswagen dealer in 2009. In my opinion, Golf is one of the best built small cars anywhere in the world and I include the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz as well as sister brand Audi.

Volkswagen technology has been consistently at the top of the curve and despite ‘dieselgate’ I can’t think of another car which combines the tech and value for money that Golf provides. And don’t get me started on the GTI and R versions. As Jeremy Clarkson says – it’s so good that he bought one.

As I was leaving my dealership back in 2015, I had a Golf Wolfsburg on order which the incoming owner denied me of. I was sufficiently impressed to want to ‘buy’ one myself. So sit back and read Brett’s opinion of the upcoming 2017 Golf. Probably due around April, I’ll be sure to give you a proper run through and thoughts on what will be Volkswagens biggest seller next year.

Following a number of image leaks, Volkswagen has now officially unveiled the 2017 Golf facelift as promised, bringing more advanced technology inside and out, and a slightly updated design.

 

2017 Volkswagen Golf

Evolution not revolution. 2017 Golf promises some better tech and different engines

Firstly, the design. It’s a very mild update but it does look a bit more grown up and more intelligent. There’s LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic Audi-like indicators, new bumpers bars with sporty lower sections, and some new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, Volkswagen has, as predicted, added a fully digital instrument cluster, following in the footsteps of VW’s higher-end brands such as Audi. It’s configurable in a number of ways allowing users to select their favourite layout, including the possibility to add map details.

There’s also a new 9.2-inch touch-screen interface available, along with new 6.5- and 8.0-inch systems for entry grades.

These introduce a host of clever new functions, including predictive touch and gesture control, along with plenty of built-in apps including internet-based music streaming, traffic alerts and of course sat-nav with Google Maps and Google Earth via Car Net phone connectivity – Volkswagen is calling the new model the first online Golf.

The 2017 Golf showcases a number of advanced driving assistance systems too, including automated traffic jam control, emergency assist automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

 

 

As for the powertrain options, the 2017 Golf will come with the company’s new 1.5-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder engine, called the ‘EA211 evo‘. It produces 110kW and 250Nm. Average fuel consumption is rated at 4.9L/100km. A BlueMotion version will be offered with 96kW/200Nm, presenting an average consumption figure of just 4.6L/100km.

For the GTI the regular version is bumped up to 169kW while the GTI Performance now produces 180kW. Acceleration figures are yet to be confirmed.

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The first online Volkswagen Golf – enhanced GTI power plant

Volkswagen is boasting a smart new coasting function for engines to further improve efficiency, which shuts down the engine completely when coasting without throttle (not just dropping to idle). Some engines also feature cylinder-deactivation technology or Active Cylinder Management as VW calls it, including for the new 1.5.

Volkswagen confirms the new GTE plug-in hybrid variant, which is specified similar to the GTI, as well as a new e-Golf fully electric model offering a range of 300km. The new e-Golf will be revealed at the LA auto show next week, the company confirms.

The new model is expected to go on sale in Australia early next year, with official local details yet to be revealed. You can watch a recording of the live stream of the reveal below.

 

Source: http://performancedrive.com.au/

About the author Brett Davis – Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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