The New Golf (2017 - Mk 7.5)

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I'm assuming it the Golf 7 midlife facelift?
 

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I'm assuming it the Golf 7 midlife facelift?
I dunno....reading lots of confusing reports about it being a G7 f/lift vs it being an "all new" G8.

G7 came out 2012...so 4/5yrs...hard to say.
 

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I'm assuming it the Golf 7 midlife facelift?
Video description: "Catch a first glimpse of the major update for the most successful Volkswagen ever!".

So my assumption would be update, and not all new.
 

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Will be rather minor, I'm sure. Some new tail and headlights; couple of extra curves and angles on the dashboard...

Golf 8 only due in 2018 / '19 as far as I'm aware.
 

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New lights, new slightly modified bumper and grill...
 

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2017 Volkswagen Golf to make its debut tomorrow

Facelifted hatch will get an interior makeover, fresh technology and new engines; lands 10 November

Volkswagen is less than 24 hours away from unveiling its crucial facelifted Golf.

The reworked version of Europe’s best-selling car is set to be revealed at 12:30pm tomorrow in Wolfsburg, Germany, with UK sales starting early next year. The Golf’s mid-life upgrades are designed to help keep the model fresh until the launch of a heavily re-engineered, new Mk8 Golf in 2019.

Visually, the facelifted Golf departs little from today’s four-year-old model. Subtle styling changes on prototype versions of the new hatchback include a lightly altered front bumper, new headlight graphics with integrated day-time running lights, reworked LED tail-lights graphics and new alloy wheel designs.

The main focus of the facelift is the interior, which VW has upgraded to include the optional virtual cockpit display offered on the Passat. The 12.5in high-definition monitor can be ordered in place of the new Golf’s analogue instruments. It offers differing digital layouts at the press of a button on the multi-function steering wheel.

More significant are the changes to the Golf’s infotainment system. In a bid to make the new car more appealing, VW will offer a top-of-the-line system with a 9.5in centre display in 16:9 format, as previewed by the Golf R Touch concept at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Buyers will also be able to operate it using a range of gesture and proximity control functions.

The same driver assist systems as the Passat will be offered, including a new traffic jam assist function, which allows semi-autonomous driving at speeds of up to 23mph.

Earlier plans to provide the facelifted Golf with a new range of turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines have been delayed, according to VW insiders. They say extra engineering activity placed on the company in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal has led to changes in the introduction of a number of driveline developments.

The range will feature VW’s new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, as seen in the recently facelifted Up and soon to be replaced Polo. It is set to replace various versions of the existing turbo 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol unit. Further up the range will be lightly reworked versions of today’s turbo 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

The facelifted Golf GTI will retain the same turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the outgoing model, albeit with a moderate lift in power beyond the standard 217bhp and 227bhp available today.

At the top of the petrol line-up will be a more powerful version of the four-wheel-drive Golf R, whose turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor is said to develop the same 414bhp as the R400 concept first wheeled out at the 2014 Beijing motor show.

As for diesels, the Golf will retain the recently controversial and revised turbo 1.6 and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines.

VW is using the facelift to upgrade to the driveline of the Golf GTE. It is set to receive the same power output as the petrol-electric system used by the Passat, with reserves rising from a combined 201bhp to 215bhp.

At the recent Paris motor show, VW also made official the changes to the facelifted e-Golf, which is set to make its world debut at AutoMobility LA (formerly LA motor show) this month. It swaps its existing 24.2kWh lithium ion battery for a larger 38.5kWh one. This is claimed to boost its range beyond 186 miles.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-volkswagen-golf-make-its-debut-tomorrow
 

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New 2017 VW Golf revealed: full details and official pics

New 2017 Volkswagen Golf - official reveal front
This is the facelifted VW Golf, which will bring much-improved infotainment and connectivity along with more efficient engines when it goes on sale in the UK in early 2017.

Volkswagen insiders are referring to the new Golf as ‘Mk 7.5’ instead of the full-spec Mk8 - but while the external differences are mild and evolutionary, and big components like the chassis remain essentially unchanged, there are significant upgrades as the embattled manufacturer tries to win back consumer confidence with its best-known model.

In particular, the Golf gets noticeable upgrades in its infotainment systems. It will now be offered across the range with the option of ‘Active Info Display’ - the same digital instrument panel that we’ve already seen on various Audis and VW’s own Passat.

Every Golf will get a colour central dashboard screen of at least 6.5 inches in size, and the resolution of that display is double that of the most basic (black and white) system in the existing car.

The existing 6.5-inch screen-based systems move up to eight inches, while the range-topping Discover Pro set-up grows from eight inches to 9.2 inches, and from 800x480 pixels to 1280x640 pixels. Discover Pro also brings voice commands and, in what VW claims is a first for this size of car, gesture control for some of its key functions. The system itself also gets a software upgrade, with a configurable homepage and the ability to swipe through items like album covers.

Other upgrades in connectivity include a wireless charging facility for compatible smartphones, an interface that allows phones and tablets to connect to the car and control its infotainment system away from the dashboard (from the rear seats, for example), and a series of new apps that sit alongside Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The engine line-up gets a rejig, and a new arrival in the shape of a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol producing 148bhp. This unit is the second in the history of the Golf to be offered with Active Cylinder Management, technology that allows it to shut down cylinders to save fuel when the car is cruising. VW also says an eco-focused version of the same engine, with Bluemotion badging and a more modest output of 129bhp, is under development.

At the top of the Golf range, meanwhile, the GTI hot hatchback gets a revised engine with more power. The ‘regular’ GTI now produces 227bhp, while the Performance edition moves up to 241bhp.

The final mechanical tweak comes in the gearbox line-up, where VW has announced that it plans to phase out the six-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission across the range and replace it with a seven-speed unit.

Volkswagen is introducing a few new safety features on the car, too. It gets semi-autonomous ‘Traffic Jam Assist’, which combines lane assist and automatic distance control to give the driver an easier ride through heavy queuing. The City Emergency Braking system can now detect pedestrians crossing the road as well as oncoming cars. And the Golf now features Trailer Assist, whereby a trailer reversing manoeuvre can be set up using the door mirror ‘joystick’ and the rear-view camera, then executed by the car with only pedal inputs from the driver.

VW rarely gets radical with the Golf’s looks, so this mid-life face-lift brings only a mild rethink on styling. There are tweaks to the front-end design, with the option of LED headlights and different air intakes in the lower bumper. At the rear, every Golf will now get LED tail-lights as standard, and higher-end editions will feature animated ‘flowing’ indicators.

Inside, there are new patterns of seat covers, plus new materials in the dashboard, door panels and centre console. Cabin space and boot capacities will remain unchanged, because the car and its wheelbase haven’t grown at all.

The revised Golf models - three-door, five-door, GT, GTI, GTE and estate - are due to go on sale in February, with first deliveries starting in April. VW hasn’t announced any prices yet but we’d expect at worst a small increase over the existing car; that would give the entry-level three-door hatchback a figure of around £18,000.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/golf/91568/new-2017-vw-golf-revealed-full-details-and-official-pics











 

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I'm happy to see that all-digital info clusters are becoming so common ... I remember when the Volvo V40 first brought it out in this segment and it seemed so amazing, but now that it's in a Golf it's just one more basic piece of kit.
 

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"Volkswagen is digitalising the most successful model in the Group's history - the Volkswagen Golf - with a major update. The main focus of the 2017 model year is - alongside new engines, keener design and new assistance systems - a completely new generation of infotainment systems. As a world first in the compact class, the top-of-the-range "Discover Pro" system can be operated by gesture control. With its 9.2-inch screen it forms a conceptual and visual entity with the Active Info Display, which is also new to the Golf. In parallel to this, the range of online services and apps has also been enlarged. The update to the Golf, of which over 33 million have been sold to date, also reflects a new standard for assistance systems in the compact class: technologies such as City Emergency Braking with new Pedestrian Monitoring function, the new Traffic Jam Assist (partially automated driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h) and Emergency Assist, which is also new in this segment, significantly improve safety.

New TSI engines and a new 7-speed DSG

The progressive digitalisation is accompanied by the enhanced EA211 TSI engine family. The new Golf initially sees the debut of the new turbocharged petrol engine, the "1.5 TSI Evo" - a 110 kW/150 PS four-cylinder turbo with Active Cylinder Management (ACT). This will be followed by a BlueMotion version producing 96 kW/130 PS. Volkswagen has also boosted the performance of the Golf GTI, the new version of which will produce 169 kW/230 PS and 180 kW/245 PS (GTI Performance) and a new 7-speed DSG (dual clutch gearbox) will gradually replace the 6-speed DSG as a high-efficiency gearbox for the Golf.

Powerful, more refined design and new LED lights

Volkswagen presents the update to the two- and four-door Golf, the Golf Variant and the sporty Golf GTI and Golf GTE at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg. The more refined design of all new versions of the Golf makes a more powerful impression than ever before. The modifications include new bumpers at the front and rear, new halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, new full LED headlights instead of xenon headlights, new front wings, new full LED tail lights - which come as standard for every version of the Golf - as well as new wheels and colours, and the interior of the 2017 model year Golf is finished off with refined new decorative trims and fabrics. The range of equipment versions of the Golf remains unchanged."

https://www.netcarshow.com/volkswagen/2017-golf/











 
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