2015 Golf offers more to please the eyes
Volkswagen has finally unveiled its much anticipated seventh generation Golf. The 2015 Golf has been redesigned from the ground up, and thanks to its earlier release in Europe, has already received many accolades including the "2013 World Car of the Year" award.
The VW Golf is the world’s second best selling model in history with about 30 million of them sold over 40 years. The original was made in 1974 and was designed as a front wheel drive, front engine replacement to VW’s air cooled, rear engine, rear wheel drive Beetle.
James May, host of BBC’s ‘Top Gear,’ recently said, "Golf’s are like potatoes. You wouldn’t want to do without them,
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The 2015 Golf is available in both three door and five door hatchback models; there are three trim lines to choose from as well.
Performance Initially, the Golf will be available with three different four cylinder engines. The base, and likely most common, will be the 1.8 litre gasoline engine in
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The optional engine is the TDI’s 2.0 litre turbodiesel. The Golf TDI produces 150 hp and 236 lb ft of torque. Both powertrains are more efficient but still feel peppy and refined.
The base transmission for TSI Golfs is a five speed manual, which is good yet unexciting in some ways. The six speed automatic provides smooth and linear power delivery. TDI models have the choice of either a six speed manual or a sixspeed automatic DSG with Tiptronic this latter selection is truly worldclass.
Both the TSI and TDI have the same suspension set
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All Golf models benefit from VW’s Cross Differential System (XDS). Previously only available on the GTI, this system monitors the suspension load and will brake the inside wheel to relieve understeer.
Environment The 2015 Golf’s interior boasts high grade materials and a level of fit and finish that looks like they came from Audi (which isn’t surprising considering that VW and Audi share many suppliers which provide the interior trims).
Thanks to its innovative "MQB Platform," the new Golf offers more shoulder room in both rows. Rear seat legroom has also been increased.
VW has raised the level of quality, and the result is the Golf is incredibly comfortable. The suspension is nice and supple, allowing it to glide over bumps and the sound proofing makes the cabin serenely quiet.
The Golf comes with a massive standard features list. All trim levels feature a 5.8 inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, and satellite radio.
The only thing marring its otherwise great quality is an unnecessarily clicking noise that can be heard when the car was shifted in reverse.
Features Pricing for the 2015 Golf starts at $18,995 and ranges up to $34,295 Standard equipment includes keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, power windows with key closing feature, automatic post collision braking, Intelligent Crash Response System, and speed sensitive power steering. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include cruise control, heated front seats, a rearview camera, and a panoramic sunroof.
Fuel efficiency numbers: (L/100km) for the 1.8 litre TSI are 9.3 city and 6.4 highway. TDI models return 7.7 city and 5.2 highway. The GTI’s 2.0 litre is rated at 9.4 city and 6.9 highway.Articles Connexes：