The ubiquitous compact car from Germany has reached the 2018 model year in the United States, the company revealing a bunch of videos with the range as well as crucial pricing information.
The main novelty here is that from 2019 the Golf is actually a German car for the US of A as well, because VW is set to end Mexican imports and instead ship the compact icon from Germany directly. Naturally, the 2018 model year update is only of insignificant importance, the entire lineup getting the new line of Discover (with more than one version) infotainment systems with navigation along with LED headlights. The regular Golf hatch is available with a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbo linked to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed DSG.
The Golf SportWagen and its rugged Alltrack counterpart make use of the same engine but hooked to a six-speed manual and AWD options. Next up is the GTI with 2-liter turbo now taken to 220 hp, along with goodies regularly seen on the optional Performance Pack – such as the differential, larger brakes or alloys. The Golf R sits at the top of the range with the same power as before – 292 hp – but with new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, new 19-inch alloy wheels and Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit. Pricing kicks off at $21,760 for the standard manual Golf, and can soar up to $41,735 for the Golf R with the DSG.