The VW Golf SUV is coming to America and that can only be good news. Europe has already embraced the Volkswagen Tiguan since its introduction on the market. However US consumers were not as enthusiastic as might have been expected. The forthcoming car boasts a great design and smart features that turn the SUV experience into a memorable automotive phenomenon. The SUV is based on the famous MQB platform, one of the flagship Volkswagen programs.
VW Golf SUV – Exterior and Interior Review
One of the most striking aspects of the VW Golf SUV is the amount of storage space that has been added. It is 1.8 cu.-ft. to be precise. The rear leg room has also been expanded. There is real intelligence and generosity in the design of the car’s exterior and interior. The long wheelbase will be large enough to carry a third row of seats. The 12.3-inch Active Info display is a sophisticated addition to the dashboard. The Golf SUV has all sorts of gauges and interactive driving profiles to make it easier to operate the SUV even for those drivers that are relatively new to this class. It has an advanced audio system that it incorporates a standard touch-screen. This measures 5 inches in the base models but can go up to 8 inches in some top spec versions. The entire package is rounded off with the Apple CarPlay which is complemented by an Android Auto facility. The 360-degree external camera system makes driving super easy even in the harshest of conditions.
VW Golf SUV – Engine and Performance
It is expected that the US version of the VW Golf SUV will be a true gas guzzler with plenty of power to go around. Expect a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine although this has not been confirmed. That gives about 220hp which is plenty. The brand has traditionally embraced diesel so it is likely to have a TDI version. The tow rating is likely to go as high as 5500 lbs. It is expected that the engine and performance specification will also pay attention to the green economy. Hence the hints of a GTE concept that is likely to boast a 1.4liter turbocharged engine and an electric motor. That works perfectly well with the 6-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission system. Moreover the 13kWh lithium-ion battery can achieve 31 miles in EV mode as well as a top speed of 81mph. On the safety front the Volkswagen Golf has a radar-based Front Assist system which incorporates pedestrian monitoring and reliable emergency braking. The lane assist is particularly handy for city driving.
VW Golf SUV – Price and Release Date
It is expected that the VW Golf SUV will go on sale in 2017 during the fall season. No firm information has been given on the price and release date. However it is expected that the car will make an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Volkswagen Golf SUV promises a lot. In particular the car’sexterior and interior pays attention to the needs of the driver as well as the unique dynamics of the American market. With this SUV, there is clearly something special for all to look out for.