The updated Golf 7.5 goes on sale in July, the Golf R Wagon returns in January, and the Wolfsburg Edition comes in late August. Some are hailing the Golf R as the “world’s most technically sophisticated small car.”* Let’s see if the new VW lives up to its name and if these new Volkswagen Golf features entice you enough to give it some serious consideration.
A six-speed manual transmission comes standard on the base 110TSI hatch, but also available is a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. This Golf 7.5 has a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and comes with the following new features:
- Automatic headlights
- 16-inch alloy wheels with Toronto rims
- LED Daytime driving lights
- LED taillights
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- 8-inch composition media infotainment system
In addition to the seven included airbags, Volkswagen loaded the 110TSI with generous safety and convenience features. Outstanding features that are typically not standard in many vehicles, but are with this Golf 7.5, include autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a Driver’s Fatigue Monitor. Volkswagen went above and beyond by also including a multi-collision brake system on the 110TSI hatch, which works in tandem with the AEB system. There is a Driver’s Display which is multi-functional and the cruise control system includes a speed limit monitor. Also included in the mix is a rearview camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The next trim level up is the 110TSI Trendline, also available with choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed DSG. With this upgrade you get parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, lumbar adjustment with the front seats, and there is a fold-out central armrest with cupholders. The Golf Wagon version adds roofrails and a luggage net (you can only get the wagon with the 7-speed manual DSG transmission).
With the top-of-the-line premium trim level, the 110TSI Highline, you get the option of a diesel engine: a two-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine mated to the seven-speed DSG. The long list of features includes the following: power-folding mirrors with memory settings, comfort sport front seats that are heated, leather upholstery, along with driver seat memory settings with power adjustment and lumbar support. Nice touches include the addition of LED reading lights and ambient lighting on the inside, and fog lights on the outside. There are also 17-inch Karlskoga alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and chrome treatment throughout the inside and outside.
These popular models can be reserved at your local AutoNation. You can reserve the Volkswagen Golf you prefer for a test-drive or call and speak to an agent about when they will have the 110TSI model you’re interested in their inventory.