The 2019 Volkswagen Golf commands a costly premium over the regular GTI, but you get all wheel drive and a lot more power in the deal. It’s a compelling package for performance minded buyers. This hot hatch’s spec sheet reads like a wish list pried from the imagination of every teenager who’s ever lain awake at night building and re-building the ultimate version of the ten year-old Golf parked in their parents’ driveway.
2019 Volkswagen Golf Exterior and Interior Design
The 2019 Golf offers the same visual treatment seen on previous generations. Of course, the hatch features the same updates as the seventh-gen Golf, while being distinguished by a new bumper design with large air inlets for improved engine cooling. The new Golf also gets a modified grille that sports an “VW” logo, automatic adaptive xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and automatic wipers. On the sides, the new Golf version gets some cool body-colored, 18 inch aluminum wheels, and black calipers. Around back, Volkswagen adds a rear spoiler and a sports exhaust system with four chrome tailpipes.
Inside, there’s plenty of room and its ride is surprisingly smooth when the suspension is switched to comfort mode. The cars oozes refinement and attention to detail. The biggest is the center console, or rather, its lack of a functional elbow rest cover from the factory. An updated touchscreen infotainment system with a larger display, a USB port and enhanced smartphone integration thanks to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Joining the options list is a Driver Assistance package that adds adaptive cruise control and a handful of electronic driving aids, including parking sensors, which are no longer standard with the DCC and Navigation package.
2019 Volkswagen Golf Release Date and Price
The new VW Golf will debut at the 2019 Auto Show, as per the report. Its market launch could take place in the end of 2019 or early 2020. To early to say definitively, but we hear that it will cost $30.000.
2019 Volkswagen Golf Engine Specs and Performance
Then the Golf, in the face of the VW emissions scandal and rising cost of diesel technology, mild hybrid powertrains will offer a cleaner alternative to diesel with similar levels of efficiency. Conventional powertrains will remain, with a new 1.5 liter four cylinder turbo petrol engine being joined by a new 1.5 diesel. The current generation Golf launched solely with a dual clutch automatic, just like its fraternal twin, the Audi S3. The all wheel drive delivers plenty of traction, although the ultra grippy surface of the Calabogie track made it tough to determine whether it or the asphalt was the reason for the quick corner exits 2019 Volkswagen Golf.