Volkswagen introduces the 2018 Golf at the New York International Auto Show

  • Golf family now features standard LED taillights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • New 8-inch infotainment screens on SE and SEL trims across Golf lineup
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit customizable dashboard standard on Golf R
  • Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert become standard on more models

Volkswagen’s award-winning Golf family receives styling, technology and driver assistance updates across the lineup. The revised Golf family goes on sale this Fall as 2018 models. (The updated e-Golf is a 2017 model.)

Driver Assistance Systems such as Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) are now available on most SE trims, as is Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. The updated version of Front Assist now includes Pedestrian Monitoring. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), Park Distance Control, Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) and High Beam Control (Light Assist) are also available on some models.

Pricing for all models will be announced closer to market introduction.

2018 Golf

The SE trim continues to offer features found in the previous model year with Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring.

An optional Premium Package offers Lane Assist, Light Assist, Park Distance Control and Park Assist.

2018 Golf Alltrack

An optional Driver Assistance and Lighting Package offers Lane Assist, Park Distance Control, Park Assist and Light Assist.

2018 Golf GTI

SE also adds features like Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring.

The available Driver Assistance package on the Autobahn trim adds Lane Assist, Park Assist, Park Distance Control and Light Assist, which automatically dims and engages high beams depending on oncoming traffic.

2018 Golf SportWagen

The Golf SportWagen SE augments the S trim with Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring.

2018 Golf R

New equipment in the 2018 Golf R with DCC and Navigation model includes Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring. The existing equipment includes ACC, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Assist, Light Assist and Park Distance Control.

Source: VW