The VW Golf facelift expected for an official unveiling next month will allegedly bring gesture control and a mild hybrid powertrain among other features.
The best selling model from Wolfsburg is expected to feature an “extensive” makeover, but don’t count on that showing from the outside – because we already know it’s going to feature an evolutionary styling. Apparently most of the important introductions will be under the metal, with VW’s head of powertrain development, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, confirming elements such as gesture control technology, to go alongside the new infotainment system – which packs a bigger 9.5-inch display and an 8 inch screen in lieu of the conventional instrument cluster.
Apparently the officials like to thing at the update as a complete new generation, even packing a new 48 V petrol mild-hybrid system as the main powertrain option. It will use the company’s 1.0-litre, turbocharged and supercharged three-cylinder petrol engine, hooked to a starter motor/generator used alongside an energy recovery system – the engine will get some extra oomph when needed and the energy recovery system will assist the supercharger.