Volkswagen upgrades Golf and Passat for 2018 with new engines and equipment
Volkswagen kick-starts 2018 with more tech for the Passat and two new Golf engines
The Passat now comes with LED headlights as standard on all trim levels apart from S trim, as well as VW’s App-Connect smartphone mirroring system, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The Passat R-Line now features premium LED headlights as standard too.
Heated seats are now standard equipment on SE Business, R-Line and Alltrack models, while SE Business also gets three-zone climate control and a colour multi-function display embedded in the instrument panel.
The Passat in SE Business trim is equipped with £1,955 worth of extra kit, but its retail price only increases by £550. Likewise in R-Line trim, which increases by £200 despite having £1,500 worth of standard equipment added to the car.
Meanwhile, the Golf comes with the addition of a new 1.5-litre TSI EVO turbocharged four-cylinder BlueMotion petrol engine producing 128bhp, available on the Golf GT hatchback and Estate from £23,435.
It comes with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox in three or five-door format, and boasts cylinder deactivation technology. The frugal engine produces 113g/km in CO2 emissions in three-door hatchback form with a manual gearbox.
The Golf Alltrack estate also gets a new powertrain in the form of a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 178bhp. It comes as standard with VW’s 4MOTION four-wheel-drive system and costs £31,525.
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