The Golf is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has a new look for the occasion, boasting visual and functional updates and enhanced performance for added driving pleasure. With its choice of engines, equipment and features you can experience that familiar Golf feeling in a new and personalised way.
Your Golf comes with a choice of two engines: either a 1.5 litre TSI with 115PS or a 1.5 litre engine with 150PS. Both are equipped with the DSG dual clutch gearbox.
In the e-TSI with mild hybrid technology, a starter generator supports the engine when you drive off and at low speeds. Braking and rolling are used to charge the lithium-ion battery. This helps to greatly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
The Golf Style is also available as a plug-in hybrid. This is a plug-in hybrid with an electric motor and TSI petrol engine. When the battery is charged, the Golf eHybrid starts in electric-only mode, producing zero local carbon emissions. It can travel for up to 107 kilometres (combined) – measured using the WLTP method – using just the electric motor. Depending on the speed, driving mode and other parameters, the TSI engine switches on automatically.
The new optional IDA online voice assistant allows you to conveniently operate the radio, telephone, your music, the optional three-zone air conditioning system and navigation unit with your voice. For example, you can select the radio station or choose the address book entry or telephone number you’re looking for with your voice.
The voice assistant can be started with “Hello IDA”. It also understands free formulations from everyday life such as “I’m cold.” or “Where are there Japanese restaurants in London?”. In addition, thanks to digital microphones, it now also recognises whether the driver or the passenger is speaking, in order, for example, to provide the air conditioning in the vehicle specifically for the person making the request.
The new IDA voice assistant will also appear visually to you in the future on the centre display, with interactions enabled via graphics. The optimised system also asks questions or lets itself be interrupted.
IDA likewise allows you to access world knowledge made available via Internet partners (e.g. Wikipedia).
Fans of the Golf GTI will be pleased to learn that it is becoming even sportier: the output of its turbocharged engine is increasing by 15 kW to 195 kW (265 PS), and the 2.0 TSI receives a 10 kW boost to offer 150 kW (204 PS) of power. Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf R models are also set to follow in the second half of 2024.
Versatile and dynamic – just like you! The new Golf Estate provides more space to grow. In addition, the optional Easy Open & Close function allows the luggage compartment to be opened and closed with ease.