Innovative nature of Volkswagen’s engineers came to light when the German automaker decided to launch the VW Golf SUV along with its next-gen sedan VW Golf Mk8 in the year 2018. To keep the identity of the Golf series intact and not to cross roads with the bulkier version VW Tiguan. The 2018 VW Golf SUV is kept compact in size with minimum off-road features, and it promises to be a fresh addition to the SUV market.
No upgrades here as this company has decided to stick to its PQ architecture and the car can thus be expected to be bulky. However, to meet 2018 market demands, speculations about a switch to lighter weight MQB architecture is on air.
2018 VW Golf SUV – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The 2018 VW Golf SUV comes with standard SUV fittings. Large tires with suspension offering enhanced flexibility, off-road navigation technology, and all-wheel drive control are notable few in this crossover.
Volkswagen may also include its 4Motion drivetrain feature with a hill descent control which prevents its tires from slipping when driven on rough terrain. In the case of any slip, this technology will provide extra traction to that very wheel to keep the vehicle steady.
Similar to any other car in the VW Golf series, the hood of this SUV is designed with a combination of straight lines. And sharp angles to give it a classy look. The wheels are comparatively larger in size and fitted with rugged all-season tires for comfortable off-road driving. To attract SUV customers, Volkswagen may decide to add roof rails.
This company meant all business while modeling the interiors. The cabin is installed with climate control for enhanced comfort. In addition to seat belts and airbags, the VW Golf SUV 2018 will also sport rear-view camera and stability control.
Other safety upgrades may include lane departure warning system, collision warning, and blind spot alert.
Seats are expected to be leather coated along with heating and ventilation features. Leather coated steering wheel will allow a better grip for the driver. The panoramic sunroof may serve as an added feature.
2018 VW Golf SUV – Engine and Efficiency
The 2018 VW Golf SUV can feature both 1.8-liter TSI and 2.0-liter TDI engines. Speculations are also being made that this car may come with a hybrid version of a 1.4-liter TSI engine along with an electric motor. In such a case, the SUV may rev up to over 200 hp.
Fuel efficiency is also on the cards with the help of Bluemotion Technology like auto cylinder deactivation and start-stop equipment.
2018 VW Golf SUV – Competition and Cost Estimate
In conclusion, the Volkswagen’s SUV can expect a close competition from Nissan Juke, Mazda CX 3 and Honda HR-V on grounds of horsepower and price. In the technical area, BMW X1 and Renault Captur are ahead in line. Volkswagen needs to brew a perfect mixture of robustness. And luxury to make the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SUV a hit in the market.
Finally, the Volkswagen is yet to declare this vehicle’s price but comparing with its competitors in the market. The 2018 VW Golf SUV can be estimated to range from $22,000 to $35,000. Depending on varying models and added features.