REFRESHED 2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF REVEALED: GETS MORE POWER AND BETTER TECH

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Volkswagen introduced a facelifted version of the seventh-generation Golf. The iconic hatchback sports updated exterior design and more advanced tech across the overall lineup. However, what’s more important, it also gets a new dual-clutch transmission and some extra power in some of the models. Still, we are particularly surprised with the 2018 Golf R, because it crosses 300 ponies, which is really outstanding.

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According to the automaker, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R will keep its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, but instead of the current 292 hp and 280 lb-ft, the refreshed hatch will get 305 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The base version will maintain a six-speed manual, yet the optional model features a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The combination of more power and torque with the better gearbox will definitely boost the performance. Judging by the reports, the 2018 Golf R will lower a 0-60 sprint from 4.9 to 4.6 seconds. Of course, the range-topper will continue to use all-wheel-drive only.

The new exterior design doesn’t differ too much from the previous. As a matter of fact, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf just a few tweaks from the outside. There are slightly revised LED headlights and updated bumper, which gets significantly larger air intakes. The hot hatch features new and quite handsome double-five-spoke wheels, while the rear end comes with new taillights and notably larger lamps on the rear bumper.

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The refreshed cab looks almost the same as before, but the new technologies are all around. A 12.3-inch instrument cluster is fully digitalized, while the all-new touchscreen sports gesture control. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is a pretty important model of the German car manufacturer, so they decided to add Security & Service package and Media Control App.

The updated 2018 VW Golf R will hit the showrooms in late 2017. As a matter of fact, except the e-Golf that comes early next year, all Golfs will become available in late 2017.

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