The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will be all new, the eighth generation of the popular car in 40 years of production, according to a report in a German magazine. Most car cycles last about 7 years, before a new generation is launched. The current model of the Volkswagen Golf was launched in 2012, so a complete overhaul after only 5 years is unusual. The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car.
The German magazine, Auto motor und sport had a few details about the all new 2017 Volkswagen Golf, but Volkswagen isn't commenting yet. The magazine says that the new generation will look much different from the current one. It will be lower and wider, with a variety of new design features such as restyled front and rear lights.
Volkswagen has begun offering several new safety features in the new Passat, which will arrive in showrooms later this fall. These same features will be offered in the new Golf, including automatic braking with pedestrian recognition, and automatic parking.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will also include new infotainment features, including a heads-up display, and "Mirror-Link," a feature that allows drivers to manipulate their smartphone apps through the car's touchscreen display.
Like all automakers, Volkswagen is working to improve the car's fuel consumption. In the works are new, greener engines, and the weight of the hatchback has been cut by about 50 kg (110 lbs). The magazine says that Volkswagen is considering offering the same three-cylinder engine found in the new Polo subcompact.
An electric version of the Golf, called the e-Golf will get a bonus in 2017. It is set to come with wireless charging. The company is waiting to see what the standard wireless charging method will be in 2017, so that the technology doesn't become obsolete too quickly. The system would involve an induction charging system that owners would simply park on top of inside their garage.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca