The three and five-door Golf hatchback is the most popular version of Volkswagen’s ...
The three and five-door Golf hatchback is the most popular version of Volkswagen’s family car. Class-defining, it has been an icon and lucky charm for VW since 1974. The German automaker has stayed true to the adage “never change a winning team” so the design changes for the 2017 model are quite subtle.
The sheet metal stays the same; bumpers, grille, lights and wheels get fresh make-up. There are also new paint colors and four red winglets highlighting the LED headlights. However, the biggest change is in the cabin which has now been ingeniously styled and features a brand new infotainment system.
For the boot, nothing has changed but that’s a good thing because the Golf has always had the largest boot space in its class, 380 liters for the 2017 model. It becomes even larger thanks to the 60/40 folding rear seats.
The turbocharged 2.0-liter four delivers more power and matches the acceleration times of the outgoing Golf GTI Performance Pack: the Mk7.5 GTI produces 227 hp in standard form and 242 hp in its Performance variant. Transmission options include a DSG twin-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual.
Prospective buyers will likely fall in love with the Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 Hatchback because of its ability to feel right. The steering is light, the pedals are nicely weighted, the transmission is sleek, and the car has the innate ability to dart around corners. To sum up, the facelift enhances the thing that the Golf has always been good at, and that’s being a superb all-rounder.
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