Volkswagen has upgraded its Golf Hatchback for the year 2016. From the technical specifications to the body design, everything has been changed. It has been four decades since the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback first appeared on the scene and has been one of the top selling cars of Volkswagen. One of the major modifications that the Volkswagen has made in this improved model is that they have replaced a five-cylinder engine with the new turbocharged engine.
The engine’s performance and potential
The car gets power from 1.8-litre four-cylinder that is capable of producing 170 horsepower with a torque of 199 lb-ft in the case of automatic transmission. In the manual transmission, the torque is restricted to 184 lb-ft. The base and S models without sunroof are available in five-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic transmission is kept as an option. The S model with sunroof, SE and SEL are available only with automatic units. The car is able to hit the speed of 60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds.
Luxurious and roomy interior
The interior of the car has been designed very well. The plastic that has been used is soft to touch. All buttons have been put near the driver seat in order to create ease. A 5-inch touch screen is displayed in the center in the base model. The S model and higher trim levels get a 6.5-inch screen that is way easier to use. USB connection, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link is available in the car. Luxurious and roomy internal space creates the level of easiness even during long journeys. A wider leg and shoulder room give the feel of a large hatchback. It’s a family hatchback. 22.8 cubic feet cargo space is available behind the rear seats and folding of rear seats produces a 52.7 cubic feet cargo space.
Levels of the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback
There are four trim levels of the upgraded Volkswagen Golf 2016:
The base model is available only in two-doors. The car sits on 15-inch alloy wheels. The car is featuring cruise control system, heated mirrors, A/C system, adjustable driving seats, tilt-and -telescoping steering wheel. It also carries glove box, Bluetooth connection, audio system with an eight-speaker sound system. A 5-inch touch screen is beautifully fitted on the dashboard.
The S Golf is available in both two-doors and four-doors. The steering wheel is wrapped with leather. A 6.5-inch touch screen beautifies the interior. A rearview camera, HD radio, smart phone incorporation enhance the appeal of S Golf.
The SE model has 17-inch alloy wheels. The car gets keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, fog lights, and headlights.
The highest level of Volkswagen Golf is of 18-inch alloy wheels. Dual zone automatic climate control and eight-way-power adjustable driving seat increase the technical specifications of the car and make it premium in its class.
Safe driving experience
Standard safety features for the new 2016 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback include a side curtain airbag, a driver knee airbag and front side airbag. Antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control also come as standard. A special post-crash system is also available. The golf offers the Driver assistance Package in which rear and front parking sensors, a lane departure alert, blind spot monitoring system and forward collision alert are available.
The price starts from $19,000.